Destination Guide: Scotland

Growing demand for Scotland's luxury venues

A number of Scotland's high-end venues are experiencing a growing demand from companies looking to hold corporate retreats and meetings in the lap of Scottish luxury.

After attending IMEX in Frankfurt last month, VisitScotland’s Business Tourism team reported a surge in interest for luxury venues with a difference.
 
A recent VisitScotland familiarity trip gave a group of high-end corporate and incentive events organisers from the south-east of England first-hand experience of some of these venues, including Kinross House and Cromlix – the hotel owned by tennis star Andy Murray that has just received its official five-star grading from VisitScotland.
 
Scotland boasts numerous luxury venues, but among those with a big ‘wow’ factor are:
 
The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island: Situated near Oban on Scotland’s west coast and just two hours’ drive from Glasgow, visitors cross an ornate Victorian bridge to reach this magical private island with a luxurious five-star hotel and spa, which overlooks the Isle of Mull.
 
Kinross House: With Scotland’s dramatic scenery as a backdrop, travel back in time and see the views once seen by some of Britain’s most famous historical figures.
 
Loch Leven & Loch Leven Castle: Take delegates by boat from Kinross House to Loch Leven Castle for a drinks reception with a difference.
 
Cromlix: Situated near Andy Murray’s home town of Dunblane, the tennis star’s 15-bedroom Perthshire hotel has just been awarded five-star Country House Hotel status through VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme.
 
Kinnettles Castle, near Dundee: A boutique fairytale castle hotel boasting the kind of sophistication that would appeal to James Bond.
 
Ackergill Tower: A world-famous 15th-century castle on the coast, at the tip of the Scottish Highlands, near John o’Groats.
 
Archerfield House: Situated less than 20 miles from Edinburgh city centre, this East Lothian venue is the perfect place to relax.
 
Dundas Castle: Set in the heart of a 1000-acre estate, yet only ten minutes from Edinburgh International Airport, this is a venue for those wanting an exclusive retreat where privacy is assured.
 
Lindsay Brown, UK marketing manager in VisitScotland’s Business Tourism team, said: "We have seen a growing demand for luxury venues in Scotland and it is easy to see why. It boasts numerous high-end venues, each one bringing something unique to the business tourism table." 
 

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