Bosses at the four-star Inver Lodge Hotel in Scotland have told Boutique Hotelier that it was ‘time to embrace our roots’ after announcing its break away from Inverlochy Castle Management International.
The family-owned hotel has been managed by ICMI under Chez Albert Roux’s umbrella for the last 10 years and has now relaunched as a fully independent property following a five-month refurbishment.
The 21-bedroom in Sutherland has also replaced its Chez Roux restaurant with a more informal F&B offering to incorporate a much ‘fresher and welcoming style of hospitality’.
The new eatery will focus on three lines of cuisine with ambitions to become known as the destination for local Scottish seafoods. Steaks and local game will also be key for the new menus.
General manager Janet Boyd said that while being part of ICMI had its advantages, she felt the hotel was ‘mature enough to define its own direction’.
She says: “Our owners have a long standing history within the local community, and there was a desire to rekindle this and create a unique identity for the Lodge, celebrating local cuisine and home-grown comforts.
“We are busy rekindling old relationships, maintaining current one, and developing new friends,” she adds. We believe we have a strong proposition to offer to travellers, especially those who enjoy the outdoors, those exploring the NC500, and those seeking to discover the wilder treats of the real Highlands of Scotland.”