Cromlix and Inverlochy Castle win Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards 

Cromlix Hotel Perthshire Scotland
Cromlix and Inverlochy Castle win Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards 

Inverlochy Castle near Fort William
Two Scottish luxury hotels, Cromlix and Inverlochy Castle Hotel, have secured the top two spots in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards. Perthshire based Cromlix was awarded the number one position with the number two position going to five star Inverlochy Castle Hotel near Fort William. Both properties are members of Luxury Scotland and are managed by ICMI Hotels.

Almost half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences and favourite destinations.

Norbert Lieder, Managing Director of ICMI, commented: “We are extremely proud of the award wins for Cromlix and Inverlochy Castle Hotel. It’s a great achievement to win not one but two Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Awards and we are very grateful to everyone who voted for our properties. At ICMI we strive to offers guests a unique and luxury experience that will provide a lasting impression and the recognition is token to our efforts. I would like to thank all of our staff who consistently work hard to maintain these high standards and offer guests the very best visit.”

As the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel”. The result are published exclusively on the Condé Nast Traveler website www.cntraveler.com/rca and featured in the November issue of CN Traveler.

For more information on Cromlix and Inverlochy Castle Hotel, visit www.cromlix.com and www.inverlochycastlehotel.com

Cromlix and Inverlochy - ICMI

Inverlochy Castle near Fort William

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is Now Second Best Hotel in Europe and Fourth in the World

The annual Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards ranked Inverlochy Castle in Fort William as second in Europe and fourth in the world, cementing the property’s position as Scotland’s most renowned small luxury hotel.

The ranking adds to an impressive roster of awards for  Inverlochy Castle Management International which was founded by the senior management team behind Inverlochy Castle Hotel.

Norbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI, said: “We are extremely proud to be bestowed this honour from the readers of Travel & Leisure magazine around the world. To rank among the pinnacle of hotels globally represents a true hallmark of luxury, standards upheld by the remarkable teams across every hotel in the ICMI portfolio.”

To make the ranking on Travel & Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards, hotels must act as incredible ambassadors for their home countries, delivering intuitive service and luxury experiences that result in a unique holiday experience.

 

To learn more about Inverlochy Castle Hotel visit: www.InverlochyCastleHotel.com

Emily Roux and Michel Roux Jr to open new Restaurants in Scotland

Albert, Michel and Emily Roux to open contemporary fine dining restaurants at Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket Castle
Scotland’s food scene is set for a major shake-up after three generations of the world’s most famous culinary dynasty come together to open two new restaurants in first half of 2016.Albert and Michel Roux Jnr, supported by Michel’s daughter Emily, are to open the first of their co-branded fine dining restaurants at the world-famous Inverlochy Castle near Fort William later this month, closely followed by the opening of the second at Crossbasket Castle on the outskirts of Glasgow on 1 May.

Both restaurants will be intimate, seating up to 50 at Inverlochy and 25 at Crossbasket, and will be run by chefs trained in Roux kitchens, whose graduates include Marco Pierre White, Marcus Wareing and Andrew Fairlie.

It marks the first time the father and son duo have collaborated in Scotland. They first worked together in 1985, when Michel Jnr joined the team at London’s Le Gavroche, which he now runs. Emily will also support menu development at the restaurants, making them a true family affair.

Speaking of the new venture, Albert Roux OBE, KFO, who currently runs five Chez Roux restaurants across Scotland, said: “Michel Jnr and I are hugely excited about working together at these two fantastic locations. The ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jnr’ restaurants will offer menus in the style of Le Gavroche but with a contemporary and distinctly Scottish twist, focusing on ingredients that are, as far as possible, hyper-local to each location.

“There is no doubt Scotland is coming of her culinary age. We have a population that loves food and is becoming increasingly aware of the fantastic produce in the seas, fields and forests.”

Michel Roux Jnr said: “There is so much fantastic produce and talent to be found in the area. I’m particularly thrilled about Emily coming on board – my father and I are classically French in style whereas Emily is slightly more contemporary in her cooking. It makes for a great dynamic, and a very exciting time for the Rouxs.”

Both Inverlochy Castle and Crossbasket are managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International.

Nestling in the foothills of Ben Nevis and set amidst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands, Inverlochy Castle in Fort William is Scotland’s finest, and arguably its most famous, country house hotel. The hotel boasts seventeen uniquely designed bedrooms and three dining rooms, amongst a range of indoor and outdoor facilities.

The 14th Century Crossbasket Castle in High Blantyre on the outskirts of Glasgow has been rescued from ruin and is set to open as a luxury hotel, restaurant and event venue on 1 May.

Businessman Steve Timoney and his wife Alison Reid-Timoney bought Crossbasket Castle in 2011, a year after it was listed on Scotland’s Buildings At Risk Register. Over the last five years the couple have invested over £9 million restoring the building to its former glory as one of the area’s most beautiful historic homes. They have also added a Grand Ballroom to the castle, which overlooks the stunning waterfalls on the River Calder and accommodating up to 250 event guests.