Crerar Hotel Group welcomes new GM for Thainstone House as group continues investment roll out


William Inglis has joined Crerar Hotel Group as the general manager of Thainstone House in Inverurie.

Coming from recent positions with Hotel Indigo and Staybridge Suites Dundee, he brings a wealth of experience in country house and boutique hotel management.

Inglis joins Thainstone at a time when the hotel is growing its position in the market and investing £15m into a refurbishment programme across its portfolio.

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The investment will help position its six hotels at the ‘top end’ of the market as it bids to improve each one’s rating from three- to four-stars.

The project will be part funded by the sale of three of the group’s hotels – The Ben Wyvis, the Craiglynne and the Eight Acres – which were placed on the market in January for £6.85m, and also self-financed by trading profits.

Crerar Hotels also sold its 72-bedroom Scotland’s Hotel & Leisure Club in Pertshire in an off-market deal to Irish Castle Collection in January.

Commenting on his new appointment, Inglis said: “I’m looking forward to working with the amazing team at Thainstone House.

“Now I’m settling in I shall be getting involved in the community, reaching out to the local businesses and groups.”

Thainstone House comprises 48 bedrooms, the 2AA Rosette-awarded restaurant ‘The Green Lady’ and the more casual ‘Stockman’s Bar,’ as well as a spa and leisure club, meeting rooms and a large lawn with marquee space.

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