Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray has announced that he has bought Cromlix House in Scotland and will be turning it into a luxury hotel.
The 14-bedroom Cromlix House, which is located near Dunblane, will be managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), which also manages The Atholl in Edinburgh and Inverlochy Castle. The House had originally been run for 30 years by the Eden family and it spans across 50 acres of woodland. The hotel features a reception hall, chapel, conservatory, library, dining room, meeting rooms and two drawing rooms.
Chef Albert Roux will also continue to be involved with Cromlix House by opening a new Chez Roux restaurant on the site.
Talking about Dunblane, where he grew up, Andy Murray said: “By re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury hotel at the heart of the Dunblane community, we will be able to attract new visitors to the area, create a number of new jobs and focus on supporting other local businesses. I’m pleased to be able to give something back to the community which I grew up in.”
It is expected that the re-opening will create over 40 new jobs in the local area. ICMI managing director Norbert Lieder hopes that the hotel will attract thousands of visitors from all over the world, while also cementing itself as a retreat for local residents. Having Andy Murray’s name behind the project will most likely be a coup for ICMI, which will be looking to develop Cromlix House as a must-see attraction within the region.
Cromlix House is set to re-open in the spring and local residents are encouraged to keep an eagle eye on hospitality employment boards for vacancies.
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