Angus Hotel secures four-star status after £1m investment


The owner of a hotel in Angus, Scotland has unveiled the completion of a £1m investment at the property, which has lifted the hotel to four-star status.

The 120-year-old Glenesk Hotel and Conference Centre in Edzell has been subject of a major three-year refurbishment programme, which has seen the hotel’s public areas upgraded and number of bedrooms increased to 38.

The project has also created 12 permanent jobs, plus additional seasonal posts, at the hotel, with staff numbers expected to rise further pending additional upgrade work which is in the pipeline.

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The investment has also seen the hotel secure four stars from VisitScotland and a locally sourced, food quality accreditation, Taste Our Best.

The popular hotel – which was taken over by Dylan and Alena Wren in 2012 – is designed with nods to its history blended with modern touches. Alongside the bedrooms it is home to conference and leisure facilities, and a bar.

Commenting on the recent refurbishment, co-proprietor Dylan Wren said: “We are delighted that this significant project has led to the creation of new jobs at the Glenesk Hotel and we are proud to be breathing new life into this local landmark in its milestone 120th year.”