It looks like it’s game, set and match in a hospitality rally for tennis star Andy Murray, as his Scottish hotel has scooped a top star rating.
Cromlix House bear Dunblane has been awarded a Gold Star rating by VisitScotland after the national tourism body said the hotel was as ‘conomically sustainable and profitable as it can be’ following a recent inspection.
Now the hotel has become one of only two Five Star Gold County House Hotels in the region.
The two-time Wimbledon champion purchased the hotel in 2013 after it had ran into financial difficulties and reopened it as a 15-bedroom luxury hotel after an extensive refurbishment.
Cromlix was awarded the Gold Star Award, which highlights excellence in all aspects of hospitality, following a grading in accordance with VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance scheme.
The hotel is set in 34 acres of grounds, and is home to a restaurant overseen by chef Albert Roux, as well as Gate lodges and in-room spa treatments.
Graeme Green, general manager at Cromlix House Hotel, said: “Everyone at Cromlix is over the moon to receive this grading from VisitScotland. Reinventing the glorious era of grand country house living, we strive to give our guests the very best experience so it’s wonderful to receive this recognition.”
Malcolm Roughead, VisitScotland chief executive said: “It’s fantastic to hear that Cromlix has become a Five Star Gold Country House Hotel. To achieve our highest possible grading is very rare and a true testament to the team’s hard work and dedication to provide visitors with the highest standard of service.
“The star rating reflects the entire visitor experience, as well as the investment in the business to make it as economically sustainable and profitable as it can be.”