Leading hotel management company Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI) has accelerated its international expansion into Asia, launching the new Hotel Telegraph in Singapore.
The deal will see ICMI manage all front and back of house services, including sales and marketing, at the 134-bedroom hotel in the centre of the Lion City.
The heritage building, once the continent’s telecommunications hub, has been run as a hotel since 2014. It will transform into The Hotel Telegraph on 28 September 2022 under a new owner and ICMI’s management, with a firm intention to invest in the property and target cultural and discerning business travellers.
ICMI manages some of Scotland’s most luxurious and unique hotels, including Inverlochy Castle, Crossbasket Castle, Cromlix, Isle of Eriska, Greywalls and Rocpool Reserve. The firm also operates in the Caribbean and oversaw the launch of The Liming, Bequia, in 2018 and offers consultancy across the globe, including Thailand, Wales and The Netherlands.
Norbert Lieder, Managing Director of ICMI, said: “Singapore is widely considered one of the most attractive cities in the world, both for business and leisure, and demand for hotel rooms continues to increase. ICMI’s attention to every detail of a hotel experience will help to elevate the Hotel Telegraph in the local market. Expansion internationally also helps us attract top talent, who are able to develop their career across Scotland, the Caribbean and now Asia.”
Significant investment is also underway at a number of ICMI’s hotels in Scotland, including the launch of a new Michel Roux Jr. restaurant and restoration of the stable block at Inverlochy Castle, near Fort William, to create eight new bedrooms. At Crossbasket Castle, on the outskirts of Glasgow, a significant expansion is underway to create a new restaurant, spa and 40-room hotel.
Lieder added: “The projects at both Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket Castle represent a significant investment for the owners and are a result of continued demand for luxury rooms across Scotland.”