Plans revealed for reopening of Andy Murray's Cromlix House, plus 13 other luxury Scottish hotels

The luxury hotel management company behind Andy Murray's five-star Cromlix House have revealed plans to reopen all 14 of its Scottish properties with social distancing measures in place between staff and guests.

Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), which also oversees Inverlochy Castle, Greywalls Gullane, Crossbasket Castle, the Isle of Eriska Hotel, Rocpool Reserve, The Inch Hotel, Blanefield House and several rural self-catering lodges, hopes to reopen its portfolio of plush properties following the Scottish Government’s tourism re-start date of 15 July.

Guests at company's redesigned luxury hotels will be able to order their meals using a contactless dining service, whereby food and drink is served to a smaller side table next to the dining table, allowing the guest to retrieve it without leaving their seat.

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Rooms will be disinfected and sealed ahead of guests' arrivals and staff will be given personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear.

Andy Murray's Cromlix House Hotel is situated three miles from Dunblane.Andy Murray's Cromlix House Hotel is situated three miles from Dunblane.
Andy Murray's Cromlix House Hotel is situated three miles from Dunblane.

ICMI says it has bought market-leading electrostatic fogging machines to fully disinfect all rooms, before they are sealed to ensure no contamination ahead of check-in.

Hotel management will also introduce a one-way system and mandatory distancing with discrete signage to ensure no close contact between fellow guests and hotel employees.

Norbert Lieder, managing director of ICMI said: “We are excited to open our properties and give people who have spent several months in the confines of their own home the chance to remember luxury. Yes, the experience will be different as the result of our enhanced social distancing requirements, but a stay in one of our properties will be every bit as indulgent as it has always been.

“The measures we have set out are on top of the already mammoth effort it takes to ensure that each destination – including castles, centuries-old properties and private islands – are ready to welcome guests both old and new as a base to unwind and perhaps rediscover some of the most beautiful parts of the country.”

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