A THREE-strong team has been appointed to manage a new hotel in the village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond.
The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is set to open in July in the former Colquhoun Arms Hotel following a £2.7 million refurbishment.
The new 14-bedroom hotel will be headed up by Alastair Borland, who has been appointed general manager. Borland, who has run hotels and restaurants across the UK and in Gibraltar during his 20-year trade career, will be responsible for recruiting up to 35 staff to work in the hotel.
He will be joined by Valerie Jones as deputy general manager and duty manager Beverley Smith.
Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, local clan chief and landowner, who has overseen the refurbishment of the hotel, said it will offer spacious rooms with log fires, a 100-cover bar restaurant serving fresh local produce, a beer garden and a wedding and events suite, which can accommodate 200 for receptions or 100 for dinner and dancing.
“The Loch Lomond Arms Hotel will be the main focal point in Luss and a vital component of the regeneration of the village, which attracts up to 750,000 visitors every year,” he said.
“The development of the hotel is the first stage of a much bigger story; further investment is planned to help regenerate this wonderful village and surrounding area.
“Our aim is to give these people a traditional west coast welcome in a hotel of which we can all be proud.
“It also means that when the hotel is fully operational we will be able to increase substantially the number of local people who are employed in the region.”