The Kings House Hotel at Glencoe has joined the Crieff Hydro family of hotels in a joint venture with the owners as part of an expanded collection managed by the Perthshire-based hotel operator.
The Kings House Hotel dates back centuries and, situated right on the West Highland Way, is an iconic stopping point for walkers, hikers, skiers, tourists and travellers alike. Originally a 17th century inn, the hotel is undergoing an ambitious development project to secure its long-term future.
A brand-new Bunkhouse, with 30 bunks in 10 rooms opened at the beginning of November, alongside The Way Inn – a temporary café and bar to cater for walkers, skiiers and anyone else looking for a refreshment stop. This will allow the hotel to be closed and redeveloped while still offering on-site accommodation, food and drink in this amazing location.
Adding some artistic flair to the interior of the bunkhouse, students form Edinburgh School of Art have created murals on the interior walls capturing the dramatic Highland environment and majesty of the surroundings. The new buildings have been designed by Benjamin Tindall Architects - an Edinburgh-based company priding itself on an understanding and sensitivity of a building and its environment.
James Allan of Bidwells, on behalf of the owners, said:
It’s very exciting for our clients to see the first phase of the redevelopment come to fruition.
The Bunkhouse and The Way Inn will ensure hospitality is still very much on the map and will be offering new accommodation, food and drink for all visitors. The students have devised and created truly stunning designs which capture the drama and beauty of this special area of Scotland. We are very lucky to have these striking works of art in the Bunkhouse for all our guests to enjoy.
It’s a new era for the Kings House and we are looking forward to working with and benefitting from Crieff Hydro’s hotel management experience which has been gleaned over many successful years.
The Bunkhouse murals, created by students at the Edinburgh School of Art