Latest Crerar Hotels Press & News

All of the latest news, press releases, and information from Crerar Hotel Group.

28 May 2024

New General Manager takes the reins at Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

Crerar Hotels has appointed Marc Adams as General Manager at the four-star Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa. "It gives me great pleasure to take on the reins at Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, it is certainly a gem within the Crerar Hotels’ portfolio which I fell in love with the first time I visited.

21 May 2024

No plans to travel abroad this summer? Here are the best seaside towns to visit in Scotland this year

Scotland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re planning a seaside escape, but with dramatic coastlines, crystal clear waters and miles of sandy beaches, it’s the perfect place to indulge in a coastal getaway.

17 May 2024

Dunkeld House Hotel partners with The Kilted Yogi to offer bespoke weekend yoga retreat

The viral Kilted Yogi, better known as Finlay Wilson, is bringing his renowned yoga retreat to Dunkeld House Hotel this June to offer yoga fans and locals the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing wellness getaway in the stunning surroundings of Perthshire.

16 April 2024

Crerar Hotels CEO awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ at inaugural Scottish Professional Awards

Crerar Hotels CEO Chris Wayne-Wills scooped the top award at the first Scottish Professional Awards on Friday (12th April)

10 April 2024

Fonab Castle welcomes well-established Scottish hotelier Peter Walker as General Manager

The renowned five-star hotel, Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa has appointed a well-established hotelier to take on the role of General Manager. Peter Walker has taken the reins at the luxury castle hotel with twenty-five years’ experience in the industry at some of the northeast of Scotland’s most recognised hotels in the business.

2 April 2024

Why a Twilight Wedding ceremony is the perfect choice for laid back couples in Scotland

Scotland may be renowned as the perfect place for a romantic elopement, but there is a new wedding trend emerging that is captivating couples seeking a more relaxed approach to their big day.

27 March 2024

Renowned Scottish Hotelier Makes Return to Dunkeld House Hotel as General Manager

Hervé Bernier makes a heartfelt return to Perthshire roots to take the helm at the four-star hotel

Wedding Ceremony in Ballroom at Thainstone House
22 March 2024

Thainstone House to host free wedding open day for newly engaged couples

The award-winning Thainstone House, located in the picturesque Aberdeenshire town of Inverurie, is set to welcome engaged couples to its upcoming wedding open day at the classic 18th-century location

13 March 2024

Senior Appointments Drive Forward Crerar Hotels’ Commitment to its People

Crerar Hotels Group has created two new senior positions within its team welcoming a new People Director and Director of Learning and Development bolstering the senior team and concreting its commitment to driving forward its commitments to its team as it continues to grow.

12 February 2024

Crerar Hotels Strengthens Marketing Team with Three New Appointments

The AA Small Hotel Group of the Year, Crerar Hotels Group has bolstered its marketing function significantly by announcing the appointment of three new additions to its team following continued growth of the portfolio and a successful 2023.

31 January 2024

Come and visit Scotland’s best towns and stay at the best hotels

A recent Which? article included several Scottish towns in a list of the best UK locations to visit and there are two stunning Crerar Hotel properties that are found within the top towns listed.

Business Boardroom at Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa
22 December 2023

Upward Trajectory for Crerar Hotels Group

Crerar Hotels, recently voted the UK’s Small Hotel Group of the Year by the AA, has reported another strong trading year with both turnover and gross profit continuing on an upward trend, as significant investment continues in its properties across Scotland.

20 December 2023

Golf View Hotel & Spa partners with The Kilted Yogi following success of Crerar Hotels’ inaugural Inveraray yoga retreat

Following the success of Crerar Hotels’ first partnership with The Kilted Yogi, another of the Group’s iconic Hotel’s will be hosting a weekend yoga retreat.

27 November 2023

Popular Island Head Chef Returns to Isle of Mull Hotel

Renowned chef Noel Escobal is set to make his return to the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa’s award-winning Òran na Mara Bistro as he announces his comeback to the iconic island hotel. 

01 November 2023

Crerar Hotels stalwart appointed as Cluster Manager for iconic duo of Hotels

Marc Gardner has been appointed as Cluster General Manager of Crerar Hotel’s Oban Bay Hotel and the Glencoe Inn & Gathering, in recognition of his long service to the award-winning hospitality business, and confirming its commitment to promoting, nurturing and growing its own talent. 

25th September 2023

Crerar Hotels Named AA's 2023 'Hotel Group of the Year'

Crerar Hotels has been awarded the title of ‘Hotel Group of the Year’ at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards celebrating UK-wide hospitality on Monday 25th September.

17th August 2023

Scotland’s Top Spots for Going Solo

Crerar Hotels Group, a collection of seven four- and five-star hotels and inns, is welcoming solo travellers looking to head on their best Scottish adventure, offering a warm, authentic welcome and with an array of foodie delights and spa experiences ideal for the perfect one-person getaway.

10th August 2023

HIT Scotland invites teams across Scotland to take part in Virtual Challenge

With training well underway, ‘HIT the Crerar450’, a fundraising challenge set up by HIT Scotland in partnership with Crerar Hotels to raise vital funds for the Scottish hospitality industry, has welcomed sponsors and numerous sign ups from teams in every corner of the industry.

31st July 2023

Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa partners with The Kilted Yogi to bring yoga Lochside in exclusive retreat

Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, part of the Crerar Hotels Group, has announced its inaugural yoga retreat with the well-known Scottish yoga extraordinaire who made Kilted Yoga famous.

23rd June 2023

The World of Wellbeing

One of Nairn’s best loved hotels, Golf View Hotel & Spa, has announced a host of wellness activities for guests and locals to enjoy this World Wellbeing Week.

23rd May 2023

HIT the Crerar450

The ‘HIT the Crerar450’ challenge will raise funds for HIT Scotland. The challenge is available virtually for those looking to participate and raise funds for the hospitality charity. Fundraisers can choose to walk, jog, run, cycle, row or swim to clock up to 450 miles throughout the week individually or by joining a team. The event also highlights the benefits of team building and our health and wellbeing across Scotland.

23rd May 2023

Crerar Hotels CEO to be awarded as a Master Innholder

Chris Wayne-Wills, Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels Group has been awarded the prestigious title of Master Innholder, and is the only Scottish-based hotelier to be awarded this year.

12th April 2023

Take a Walk on the Wellness Side at Crerar Hotels

Crerar Hotels has reintroduced its ultimate Wellness Trail, following a successful £4.5 million investment in its hotels and spa facilities over the last two years.

20th March 2023

Crerar Hotels’ Catriona is ScotHot on the Heels of Success after Hospitality Hero Award

ONE of Scotland’s most exciting young marketing brains says she is “gobsmacked” to be recognised among some of the country’s most talented hospitality newcomers.

18th March 2023

Crerar Hotel Group has been Acquired by Blantyre Capital Limited and Fairtree Hotel Investments

Funds advised by Blantyre Capital Limited (“Blantyre”) together with their operating partner Fairtree Hotel Investments (“Fairtree”) have acquired privately owned Crerar Hotel Group to further expand their UK luxury leisure Platform.

10th March 2023

Final Chance to Capture the Essence of Coorie and Win £3,500 Stay with Crerar Hotels

Crerar Hotels is calling out for budding photographers to take part in its inaugural Coorie competition ahead of its March closing date.

17th February 2023

Crerar Hotels Reports Turnover Boost Amid Unwavering Commitment to Continued Investment & Quality

Crerar Hotels has reported an £8.9m increase in turnover (up from £5.49m to £14.46m) in a year which has also seen significant investment in its people and properties.

19th January 2023

Glencoe Inn celebrates five gold star AA rating at their luxurious self-catering cottage

Glencoe Inn has achieved an AA five gold star rating for their self-catering accommodation, Island View House, making it the only five-star AA-rated self-catering business in Glencoe.

6th January 2023

Capturing Coorie Photography Competition Could Win You a Trip Worth £3,500

The campaign hopes to collect a portfolio of entries from across the country epitomising the popular Scottish word and capturing the Scottish natural landscapes that surround each of the Crerar Hotels properties.

28th November 2022

Crerar Hotels has Christmas all wrapped up with the Ultimate Crerar450 Experience

Just in time for the festive season, Crerar Hotels has produced the ideal Christmas getaway for those who enjoy the gift of travelling and exploring Scotland. 

28th October 2022

Crerar Hotels Receives Wellbeing Charter Certificate From Hospitality Health

The hotel has received a Wellness Charter certificate from Scottish charity Hospitality Health, cementing its ongoing commitment to create a positive environment for its teams.

21 October 2022

Crerar Hotels Launches Private Apprenticeships For Budding Spa Therapists

Those looking to kickstart their career in the spa industry, or simply to learn a new trade as a second career, can sign up for the three-month apprenticeship programme with no qualifications required.

16 August 2022

Crerar Hotel Group & Highland Soap Co Create New Bubble With Exclusive Partnership

In a bid to support a local family-owned Scottish business, the hotel group has signed a deal with The Highland Soap Co as its supplier of soap and skincare products, in line with the upgrading of its hotels and inns and the ongoing investment into its properties.

09 August 2022

Crerar Hotels unveils Scotland’s first Stone Bath at Golf View Hotel & Spa

As part of the £850,000 investment, the hotel has installed Scotland’s first Kurland-Steinbad Stone Bath which offers guests a chance to relax on the warm benches of the bath whilst enjoying a unique sauna experience, only available at Golf View Hotel & Spa.

21 July 2022

Post-pandemic staycationers are ready to relax

Holidays are back with a bang in 2022, but most of us are putting relaxation ahead of adventure on our summer staycations, and have swapped mountains for lochs and coasts, a survey has revealed.

11 July 2022

Crerar Hotels 'Corrie In' Prestigious Cateys Award Shortlist

Crerar Hotels’ popular autumn and winter campaign Coorie is set to make a comeback this year – with bigger and better guest offerings to entice travellers to stay with Crerar.

22 June 2022

Crerar Hotels CEO Takes Top Role At UKHospitality Scotland

UKHospitality Scotland is the country’s largest hospitality trade body and represents all types of tourism and hospitality businesses. Chris was elected as Chairman on 21 June 2022.

21 June 2022

Isle of Mull Unveils Exclusive Wilderness Spa

An iconic island hotel has unveiled the final stage of an extensive, multi-million-pound refurbishment, hot on the heels of winning the Best Country Hotel at the Prestige Hotel Awards.

06 June 2022

Crerar Hotel Wins Best Country Hotel 2022

The hotel, part of Crerar Hotels Group, has enjoyed a £4million investment in the last 18 months, took top spot in the coveted category, which also had Cromlix House, Dumfries House Lodge, Ingliston Country Club and Hotel, Knock Castle Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Crutherland House, amongst the shortlistees. 

26 May 2022

Launch of Shore Spa makes waves at Loch Fyne hotel

The highly-anticipated Shore Spa has launched at one of Crerar Hotels’ popular spa destination hotels, in Inveraray.

5 May 2022

Crerar Hotels coasts to the opening of another new-look spa

Scottish hospitality group, Crerar Hotels, has revealed the results of a six-figure spa transformation at Golf View Hotel & Spa in Nairn.

21 April 2022

Expert joins Crerar to drive spa offering

The new appointment cements Crerar Hotels’ commitment to driving the spa area of the business, following significant investment in two of its hotels’ offerings this year. 

Beach, Tennis & Hotel Exterior at Golf View
1 April 2022

Crerar Hotels targeting personalisation through gamification

Crerar Hotels reboots ‘I Choose’ campaign as summer holiday bookings roll in. Crerar is capitalising on the ongoing popularity of bespoke breaks for travellers through gamification, to create completely personalised booking suggestions for holidaymakers.

2 February 2022

Crerar Hotels brings the ultimate WOW factor to Mull and Glencoe

Available to book now and perfect for a special Valentine’s getaway or an unforgettable proposal, the packages showcase the best of each property and their locations – with every single whim catered for, to the highest possible standards.

1 February 2022

Thainstone House Reveals Valentine's Menu Worth Dining Out On

Hotel guests and locals can pre-book a table for Valentine’s Day weekend and enjoy canapés and fizz on arrival with a trio of choices for starters, mains and desserts with coffee and shortbread to complete the meal.

11 January 2022

It’s official – Crerar Hotels serves up the world’s best steak

John Gilmour Butchers, which won two gold medals at the World Steak Challenge 2021 awards, will now supply Crerar Hotels’ seven four- and- five-star properties with the finest Scotch beef.

17 December 2021

Christmas comes early as dogs stay free at Crerar Hotels all winter

Not only will the hotel group waive the usual £20 per dog per night on all stays in classic rooms across its portfolio of seven four- and five-star properties – but all pooches will be pampered with specially-created treats from Aberdeenshire-based WowDog.

02 December 2021

Coorie revealed as favourite Scots word

The revelation comes hot on the heels of the hotel group launching its very own Coorie experience for guests across its portfolio of seven four- and five-star hotels and inns.

Deeside Inn Rebrand To The Balmoral Arms - Hotel Accommodation In Ballater, Aberdeenshire
22 November 2021

Investment continues as Crerar Hotels announces refurb and rebrand of Royal Deeside property

Crerar Hotel Group is spending £2.2 million in the first stage on a full refurbishment of the Royal Deeside property, as part of a wider programme of work across three of its seven four- and five-star hotels and inns.

Massage at Golf View Spa Hotel in Scotland
21 November 2021

Investment continues as Crerar Hotels announces refurb of Nairn hotel

Work is starting on the iconic Golf View to transform its existing country club into the area’s most luxurious spa – which will be named ‘Coast’.

Shore Spa on the banks of Loch Fyne
20 November 2021

Investment continues as Crerar Hotels announces refurb of Argyll & Bute hotel

Crerar Hotels is continuing to deliver on its commitment to investment in its people and portfolio – this time announcing a six-figure investment in Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa.

19 November 2021

£10 million invested as Crerar Hotels announces a hattrick of hotel refurbishments

The group is set to spend more than £4.5 million on improvements to Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, the Deeside Inn and Golf View Hotel & Spa – taking its total spend on its portfolio to over £10 million in the past 12 months.

26 October 2020

Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa given green light for £3million 4 star redevelopment

The hotel will undergo major redevelopment commencing October 2020 with the aim of re-opening to the public in April 2021.

19 August 2020

Scottish Hospitality for Heroes Weekend

A leading Scottish hotel group welcomed over 380 NHS key workers and their families to its venues last weekend to say thank you for all of their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

04 June 2020

Crerar Cleanliness Commitment

At our Crerar Hotels & Inns hotels we’re committed to offering you the highest standards of hospitality. During the COVID-19 outbreak we’ve been using our time really well, working extra hard to welcome you back to an even safer environment. We’re ready to reopen once the restrictions on hotels are lifted and really confident we have the best practices for safety.

25 April 2020

Scottish Hospitality for Heroes

Crerar Hotels launches ‘Scottish Hospitality for Heroes’ - a hospitality initiative to thank NHS and Care Workers with a gift of close to 2000 “nights away” for NHS, Care Workers and their families.

22 March 2020

Open for Key Workers through Crisis

Open for Key Workers through Crisis

23 January 2020

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response - Official Press Statement, 9th March 2020

04 February 2020

Crerar Hotels Donations to fight MND top £360,000

The campaign to beat Motor Neurone Disease led by Doddie Weir has been boosted by Crerar Hotels’ continued donations – which are now topping £360,000. Each year, Crerar Hotels gifts more than half of its profits to causes close to its heart, and close to its hotels, through the Crerar Trust.

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