Atholl Palace unveils new-look spa after 70k investment


Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry has invested over £70,000 in transforming its Lavender Spa into a modern Highland haven.

The makeover at the four-star venue includes a new sauna and steam room, while the treatment rooms, changing facilities, spa entrance and reception areas have been given a refresh..

The hotel, originally named Athole Hydropathic, opened in 1884 as a Victorian health hydro and used the healing powers of natural spring water which comes from the mountain of Ben-y-Vrackie as a natural tonic.

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The Perthshire hotel, which was named as one of the 28 most ‘jaw-dropping’ hotels in the world by global travel website TravelGround, has spent a total of more than £1m in renovations recently.

This has included the creation of extensive woodland walk paths around the grounds and a full refurbishment of the Atholl Suite, conference centre and the hotel’s own museum.

Graeme Strachan, general manager at Atholl Palace Hotel, said: “We are very pleased with the fantastic new look of the hotel’s spa. During the refurbishment process, it’s been very important to us to retain the unique character of the hotel.

“We’ve incorporated modern facilities such as our sauna and steam room with fresh white floors and luxurious purple furnishings while maintaining the hotel’s history and charm by keeping the original brickwork exposed. It’s a fantastic fusion of the old and new.”