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Gleneagles

Gleneagles

Gleneagles is arguably one of the world’s best hotels and country resorts in the world. Also known as ‘The Playground of the Gods’, the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and a ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, since Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, its reputation has remained undiminished. Located deep in the heart of Scotland, it is possible to tour both the Highlands and the Lowlands from this base, and it is surrounded by sites of spectacular natural scenery and deep historical importance.

As a resort, Gleneagles has something to offer everyone. From the adventurous nature lovers to golfing enthusiasts to those looking for some rest and relaxation.

Rooms : 232 Luxury Bedrooms 26 Suites  Type : Couples, Active Families, Golfers

OVERVIEW

Gleneagles’ opulent country house style architecture is typical of the time it was conceived in – the era of the grand hotels. Designed to provide a luxurious summer retreat for Britain’s high society, offering golfing, shooting and a whole host of fashionable pursuits. Since the 1920s it has evolved and now remains open all-year-round, but its commitment to excellence remains the same as that first day it opened.

The lodgings are designed to be as glorious as the landscape that surrounds it. With 232 luxury bedrooms and a further 26 suites there is something to suit every taste from the traditional to the modern, from the intimate to the spacious. Each comes with its own unique style and design, featuring specially selected paintings, books and furniture as well as all the modern amenities the 21st century requires.

World-class dining is on offer on site. From Michelin-starred fare to hearty Franco-Scottish fusion offerings, Gleneagles bars also offer the perfect spot to unwind in the evening with a drink in hand.

Gleneagles is as famous for its country pursuits as it is for its hospitality. Golf is by far its most famous and most popular offering. But a host of other activities are available on site such as off-road driving, falconry, horse riding and fishing.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scotland’s most iconic hotel situated on a vast Perthshire estate
  • Wonderful option for families and couples
  • World-class dining matched by stellar service
  • Wide range of outdoor activities from falconry to off-road safaris
  • Fantastic option for golfers with three championship courses

ACCOMMODATION

Country Room

Glenagles’ cosiest offering, these rooms are full of typical Scottish country charm. Available in either King or Twin layouts, after a day of exploring the Scottish wilderness, there is nothing more perfect than retreating to these sumptuous beds, which come with personalised pillows.

Manor Room

These elegant rooms come in two layouts; generously-sized inner facing rooms, or slightly smaller options with beautiful views of the estate. They have been furnished with true Scottish luxury in mind and feature beautiful furnishings and indulgent fabrics.

Estate Room

Each recently renovated Estate Room is unique. Estate Rooms in the Braid House feature their own fireplace and extra-large bathrooms and many come with a balcony for the ultimate view. Those in the Main House are full of period design and features from ornate carvings to high ceilings.

Estate Suite

These suites aim to provide a luxurious home from home. With a beautifully finished separate sitting rooms and dining areas, these are the hotel’s most accessible suites. Enjoy stunning views of the Perthshire countryside.

Whisky Suite

Each individually designed suite is a tasteful combination of character and tradition. The sizeable living area is perfect for post-dinner drinks and entertaining. They are complemented by lavish bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms.

Spirit Suite

These two-bedroom suites are intimate and exclusive with a heavenly location on the top floor of the hotel. The grand interiors capture the true heart of Gleneagles heritage in effortless style.

Blue Tower Suite

Located within the hotel’s original tower and overlooking the grand entrance, this suite is a truly unique and special place to spend your trip. Situated over two floors, the suite features an elegant library and sitting room at the top.

Royal Lochnagar Suite

The most luxurious and beautiful suite available, this suite is opulent and sumptuous down to the smallest detail. They offer an exceptional sense of space with several rooms and the grandeur is completed by a canopy-dress four poster bed.

DINING

The range of dining options at Gleneagles offer some of the best fine dining in Scotland. Booking a table at Andrew Fairlie is a must – as it is the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars. On other evenings you may wish to experience classic silver service in The Strathearn or a more relaxed bistro setting in The Birnam Brasserie. A cocktail in the intimate American Bar or a dram of whisky at The Century Bar is the perfect way to end the day.

ACTIVITIES

Gleneagles’ excellent offering of country pursuits has always formed part of its allure. There is plenty on offer for guests of all ages, abilities and interests. Any way you like to fill your days, Gleneagles can easily accommodate.

Animal lovers can set off on a day of horse back riding, or marvel at the intelligence of the Labradors at the Gundog School, or experience the ‘sport of kings’, falconry.

The options are endless with off-road Land Rover driving, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, canoeing, tennis and archery also available.

Gleneagles also boasts the top destination spa in the country. For those who want a break from their daily routine, The Spa by ESPA offers a range of treatments designed to help you rest, relax and rejuvenate as well as state-of-the-art facilities. There is also a health club and a hair and beauty lodge for those looking to freshen up and pamper themselves.

GOLF

Gleneagles was designed with golfing in mind. And true to its founding ethos, it has become its premier attraction and draw.

The courses are hallowed ground for golf lovers from across the world. With three Championship courses and the PGA National Golf Academy, Gleneagles hosts a calendar full of events each year and has previously held a number of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. It is the only venue in Europe to have hosted both the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.

Golf is available all year round to both hotel guests and visitors alike.

FAMILY

Gleneagles whole-heartedly believes in the motto, “Whatever an adult can do, a child can do too”. Its luxury reputation is not compromised when it comes to looking after their smallest and youngest guests.

For children between the ages of two and nine, the Little Glen is a vibrant and colourful creche which offers a safe and fun environment that they let their imaginations run wild in.

For older children between the ages of six and fifteen, The Den is an unsupervised facility with a number of rooms containing video games, arts and crafts, pool, air hockey and traditional games like Checkers and Dominoes. The Den’s comfy cinema room has regular film screenings to keep younger guests entertained all day.

Additionally many of Gleneagles’ vast range of outdoor activities and country pursuits are available for most ages. Children as young as three can try their hand on horse riding on the stables’ Shetland Ponies or golf on the Pitch ‘N’ Putt course adjacent to the main course. Older children and teenagers can try something more unusual such as junior off-road driving, air rifle shooting and falconry.

  • "The finest large hotel !! Wonderful staff - millions of activities for all ages"

    Brownell Educational Visit

  • "Beyond golf"

    Brownell Educational Visit

 

ACCOMMODATION COLLECTION


The Dorchester

The Dorchester is one of the most desirable places in the world to stay. A luxury Mayfair hotel of great repute, it embodies the highest of traditional values, with spacious rooms and suites of great charm, glorious dining and entertaining, and a spa of exquisite indulgence. For 90 years the hotel has remained a pinnacle of luxury and ease.

Superbly located in the heart of London’s Mayfair on Park Lane, between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner, The Dorchester is close to exclusive London shopping in Bond Street and Knightsbridge and is within easy access of many London attractions including Buckingham Palace, West End theatres, the Royal Albert Hall and the National Gallery.


Heckfield Place

Tucked in the heart of Hampshire countryside, Heckfield Place is a haven – a living place that celebrates the slow and simple.  Steeped in history, yet fully connected to the present – a base from which to reconnect with the Great Outdoors and explore some of England’s most iconic sites. Nature and history coincide and sit on the doorstep – from sites like Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, to the rich woodlands, rolling parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that make up the natural Hampshire landscape.

All just an hour from London…

Rooms: 45 rooms Ideal for: Couples, relaxation, re-energising and reconnecting

 


The Balmoral

The Rocco Forté Collection’s Balmoral hotel is a luxury hotel in the true sense of the word. Complete with a Michelin-starred restaurant, tranquil spa and kilted doormen, the hotel is one of the city’s premier properties. Situated in what was once the North British Station Hotel, the hotel lies in the heart of Edinburgh where Old Town meets New, a True Edinburgh icon at an unparalleled address. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh’s landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their own doorstep is a landmark!

Rooms : 167 Bedrooms and 20 Suites   Type : Couples, Family, City Breaks

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Gleneagles

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    Clients of Jessica Thompson, Fairway Travel, Virtuoso

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    Connie Hanes, Herff Travel

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    Client of Susan Morley, Journeys around the World, Cadence

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    Lauren Ainsley, Black Tomato

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    Alex Martinetti

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    Clients of Kristen Meckem, Kristen Meckem Travel, An Affiliate of Brownell

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    Jennifer McCrea, Boutique Travel Advisors

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    The Pogue Family - Clients of Amy Spence, Strong Travel

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    Pat Bowden, Red Letter Travel, an independent affiliate of Brownell

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    Black Tomato Clients

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    Sharon Delano, Frosch

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  • "Our holiday in Scotland now tops their lists of best trips…… To their growing list of amazing and memorable first-time experiences, our sons may add fishing for trout and salmon on the River Tay; steering a motor boat on Loch Ness; and taking private guided tours on Culloden Moor Of the eight full days we were in Scotland, Alex and Mattie thought each and every day was the best"

    Michael Guadarrama & Trammi Nguyen, clients of Peter Carideo. CRC Travel

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    Max Levy, Direct client

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    Joni Gerace, The Travel Society, LLC

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    Clients of Courtney Regan, Affiliate of Brownell Travel

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    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018