Gleddoch House Hotel in Scotland has been purchased by the Johal family of Nottingham, marking the second acquisition for the family business owners.
The historic property, consisting of 75 bedrooms and located on the outskirts of Glasgow, is now due to be completely overhauled by its new owners, who already own and run the hugely successful St James hotel in Nottingham.
The property, which includes an 18-hole golf course and spa, was once a favourite of royalty and celebrities given its features and picturesque position in the hills overlooking the river Clyde.
Originally built as the family home of Sir William Lithgow in the 1920s, Gleddoch will be restored as one of the foremost luxury hotels in the region.
Harjeet Johal, director of Gleddoch, says: “The hotel has had such an illustrious past, and it is our firm intention to proudly celebrate its heritage whilst creating a hotel that will be known for its design, location, individuality and service. With this hotel, we intend to pioneer the design concept of chic country house, in that the property will be a harmonious fusion of history, modernity and style.”
Supporting local businesses, manufacturers and suppliers will be an important part of the Gleddoch business model.
Johal comments: “We are very proud that with all of our hotels we become part of the local eco-system and source all that we can from those around us. We are incredibly lucky with the breadth and quality of talent in the Glasgow area.”
The hotel’s spa and leisure facilities will be transformed to become a luxury day spa complete with extensive treatments, experiences and relaxation areas.
The golf course, together with the members’ facilities, will be upgraded and enhanced to take advantage of the commanding views and situation.
The hotel will also benefit from fully refurbished event spaces, in a bid to make the property a a popular location for a wedding, party or corporate function.
The works will begin this September and the project is scheduled for completion by April 2016.