Macdonald Hotels offloads Loch Rannoch site - with new owners planning refurb

The Loch Rannoch Hotel has been sold by Macdonald Hotels to a private operator set to reopen the property next Easter after a major revamp.

The property is to undergo a major revamp to create a luxury destination hotel and leisure resort. Picture: contributed.
The property is to undergo a major revamp to create a luxury destination hotel and leisure resort. Picture: contributed.

The 48-bedroom property has been bought by Loch Rannoch Estate for an undisclosed sum – and sees it return to the same management it had more than three decades ago. The aim is to create a luxury destination hotel and leisure facility in Highland Perthshire.

The hotel also has two restaurants, a bar, function facilities, and sports and leisure facilities. It sits within the Loch Rannoch Estate with views down the loch and is surrounded by 85 lodges available for rental.

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Nick Pattie, a director of Loch Rannoch Estate, oversaw the hotel more than 30 years ago. He said: “We are extremely excited by the opportunity to renovate the hotel and modernise and extend the facilities at Loch Rannoch for the benefit of our hotel guests, local residents, lodge owners and many regular customers.”

Gordon Fraser, group managing director of Macdonald Hotels, said: “The Loch Rannoch Hotel has been a favourite destination for Scots and international visitors alike for many years. We are pleased to have reached agreement on a deal which will see it continue to welcome guests from all over the world for many years to come.”

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