CRERAR Hotel Group is investing more than £500,000 in a Highland hotel, with the “aim of delivering a boost to tourism once travel restrictions are lifted”

The hotel company is making the investment in The Glencoe Inn in a bid to “create the ultimate boutique hotel experience at the heart of the world-famous glen”.

The investment will see bedrooms, the food and drink offering, and outdoor areas of the four-star highland property revamped in preparation for reopening following lockdown.

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All 15 bedrooms and bathrooms will be fully refurbished with "luxury in mind including king-size beds, and baths that boast unrivalled views across Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe", Crear Hotel Group said.

The outdoor "Hidden Garden" spa will feature a hot tub and sauna.

A new deck area for patrons to take in the views will include lounge furniture and fire pits for what is described as "the ultimate outdoor relaxation experience".

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A new bistro, with a menu featuring native, grass-fed Scottish beef from the Crerar Home Farm and Scottish seafood, will debut alongside "Red Shed Pizzas", made with hybrid yeast and sourdough bases and served from a new wood-fired oven.

Chris Wayne-Wills, chief executive of Crerar Hotels, said: “Investing in our hotels to offer guests the highest standards and best possible experience has been an absolute priority over the past few years, and has continued despite the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“This significant investment in The Glencoe Inn will create a small boutique hotel experience in the highlands that offers low key luxury, with the finest Scottish hospitality, set against one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes."