Luxury Scotland Newsletter – November 2016

Luxury Scotland November Newsletter

With Christmas just around the corner, this month we focus on some seasonal offers to help you survive the festive period.

We have a cookery and cocktail masterclass, several exciting dining suggestions, overnight celebration breaks, the relaunch of one of our favourite Edinburgh properties and the ultimate Christmas present suggestion.

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If you are looking for a Christmas present which will never be forgotten then how about a trip around the spectacular north coast of Scotland driving in a supercar?

You can choose from a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, and Audi R8 or whatever you wish. Full details including prices and itineraries can be found in our North Coast 500 article.

Whatever you do, enjoy November!

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.

NC500 – The Ultimate Touring Package


The North Coast 500 is the route which takes you around the most northerly part of Scotland starting and ending in Inverness.

The road is truly spectacular and to add another dimension to your journey, you can now drive yourself in the supercar of your choice. A Lamborghini, a Ferrari, an Audi R8 or whatever you wish is available.

You need to allow about 6 nights and these will be spent in the finest hotels available, two of which have Michelin starred restaurants.

For more details contact Lang Atholl on +44 (0)3333 444 231 or email

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Lochgreen Hotel – The Costley Kitchen Club


On Friday 16th December there will be a cookery demonstration by Executive Head Chef Iain Conway at Lochgreen House Hotel when you will find lots of culinary ideas and tips for fabulous, fun filled, festive entertaining!

There will also be a cocktail masterclass which will all be followed by a three course Christmas themed dinner with a glass of specially selected wine at £45 per person.

If you would like to stay the night, then Dinner, bed & breakfast is £230 for two guests based on two sharing a twin/double room.

Call +44 (0)1292 313343 or visit to book.

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The Glasshouse and Magical Edinburgh
– Group Offer


Edinburgh is a magical place to spend time in December and, if there is a group of you looking for a suggestion, then The Glasshouse has an idea.

They are offering a fixed midweek rate of just £150 per room, per night, inclusive of full Scottish breakfast, Wi-Fi, porterage and VAT, based on sole occupancy, a supplement of £10 per person applies for double occupancy. There is a minimum 5 rooms to qualify for group rates, they are subject to availability, and do not include Hogmanay.

To book, please call +44 (0)131 525 8203 or email

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Christmas on Scotland’s West Coast

Festive Turnberry

Enjoy a refreshing, wintery stroll along Turnberry beach, just a few minutes’ walk from Trump Turnberry hotel, before returning to the warmth of roaring log fires within the newly renovated Grand Tea Lounge and Bar to raise a glass to the festivities, relax and play board games with your loved ones.

This year, the hotel as a range of exciting family activities running throughout the month of December, with classes and workshops to suit everyone through the day and cosy movie nights in the evening. Those visiting on Christmas Eve will also get the opportunity to say hello to Santa’s reindeer!

You can also bring in the New Year in style and celebrate the arrival of 2017 at Trump Turnberry in the new magnificent ballroom. With floor to ceiling windows and an array of outstanding entertainment, you will dance the night away under dazzling chandeliers as a magical evening awaits!

For everything you need to know for a memorable festive break at Trump Turnberry, call +44 (0)1655 333 991

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G&V Royal Mile Hotel – all wrapped up for Christmas?


The G+V Royal Mile Hotel is doing some unwrapping a little early this year. The wraps have come off Cucina which offers authentic modern cooking inspired by classic Italian cuisine and later this month, the wraps will come off Epicurean, a stylish new bar on the ground floor of the hotel.

Epicurean promises to be upbeat and unique with aromatic infusions and colourful cocktails made with home grown herbs and flowers from the in house EvoGro hydroponic. There is an all-day dining menu serving Mediterranean snacks. The lobby has been transformed with a florist’s shop and a new cake and pastry menu. As the name suggests, you will find G+V Royal Mile hotel on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

To make a reservation Tel: +44 (0)131 2206666 or email:

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A host of special offers are available on our Luxury Scotland News & Offer section including these exclusive festive packages from ICMI Hotels:


Greywalls Hotel and Chez Roux have a Christmas Package from £1150 for 2 nights or £1550 for 3 nights.
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Also at Greywalls, there is a New Year Package from £ 1000 for 2 nights or £1400 for 3 nights.
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At Inverlochy Castle, recently voted the finest hotel in Europe, there is a Christmas package from £2970 for 3 nights and a New Year package from £3750 for 3 nights
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The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course in the Scottish Borders just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and Newcastle offers their 3 night Christmas package from £1275 and a 3 night luxury New Year celebration from £1375
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The romantic Crossbasket Castle at Blantyre, just minutes from Glasgow is fully booked for Christmas but you can enjoy their New Year Gala Ball at £110 per person

Luxury Scotland 2016 Brochure


Featuring the finest luxury hotels in Scotland and selected partners from the world of luxury travel.

Our 2016 Luxury Scotland Brochure is an invaluable source of perfect Scottish destinations for the discerning traveller. As well as a special feature on Scotland’s Year of Food & Drink, the brochure contains full details of all our five star hotels, the luxury cruise ship MV Hebridean Princess and the Belmond Royal Scotsman Train.

>> To view our 2016 Brochure click here





Renovations on Tap for Several Luxury Scotland Hotels

A number of Luxury Scotland Hotels are undergoing exciting developments with the recent debut of the US$132 million refurbishment of Trump Turnberry’s hotel and golf course, and the newly announced renovations on tap in 2017 for the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa and the 19th-century Victorian mansion Glencoe House.

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews has unveiled refurbishment plans that will see the undisputed “Home of Golf” get an upgrade in early 2017. The property, which is connected to the world-famous golf course, will undergo a total bedroom renovation. In addition to big picture renovation plans for guest rooms like all new interiors, windows, lighting and air conditioning, the resort also has plans to attend to the smaller details that help make their guests feel as though the experience has been tailored just to them: additional ergonomic electrical outlets for flexible workspace, closet lighting, full-sized mirrors and USB charging ports in every room. The refurbishment is due to start in early January, 2017 with a scheduled completion by mid-April. The hotel will be closed during the renovation period; however, the Jigger Inn and Ham’s Hame restaurants and The Duke’s Golf Course and Clubhouse will remain open throughout.

Glencoe House, situated in a historic mansion in Scotland’s charming Western Highlands, and the former home of Lord Strathcona, will nearly double the number of guest suites in 2017, from seven to 13. In fact, all the accommodations at Glencoe House are suites, ranging from an approximately 810 cozy square-feet suite for two to a roomy 1,600 square-feet suite for four that boasts uninterrupted views of Loch Leven and the Glencoe Mountains. Next year, the property will be adding six additional one-bedroom suites at The Stables, a historic building on the mansion’s private grounds dating back to 1896 that has previously served as an event venue for the hotel. Set near the shores of a 10-acre lake, the suites at the Stables will each feature a fully functional kitchen with AGA oven, wood burning stove and a private outside terrace with hot tub, BBQ and dining area. Dining at the Stables is extremely flexible: guests can dine on a seasonal five course menu served in the Great Hall in Glencoe House, or enjoy the spoils of their fully stocked kitchen and choose from the wide range of pre-prepared gourmet meals and accompanying wine or drinks from the popular maxi bar.  The new suites will range from 810 to 1,075 square-feet and will be available for rental starting April 1, 2017.

The refurbishment to famed Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort has been completed and was unveiled to rave reviews on June 1, 2016. Each of the hotel’s 103 bedrooms were redecorated with hand-carved, rich walnut mahogany and gold-gilded bedframes, and opulent Italian marble bathrooms. All of the resort’s meeting and dining spaces have been renovated and feature sparkling chandeliers throughout, and the Trump Turnberry clubhouse will now be home to an extended professional shop, upgraded meeting spaces and a new restaurant, The Duel in the Sun. The renovation of the iconic Ailsa course, home to four Open Championships, including the 1977 Duel in the Sun, was led by renowned golf architect Martin Ebert. All 18-holes have seen changes that allow for better play and a more integrated relationship between the course and it’s stunning coastal setting. In addition, the iconic Turnberry lighthouse has been transformed from one of the game’s most photographed backdrops to one of the most unique halfway houses (and an exclusive two-bedroom suite) following an impressive renovation.

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