John and Senga Campbell, who own the Dumfries Arms and Railway hotels in Ayrshire, plan to transform 18th century Belleisle House, which is set in acres of parkland adjacent to a golf course, into a 70-bedroom hotel.
To be called the Belleisle Mansion Hotel & Spa, the new hotel will have a 20-metre indoor swimming pool and 400-capacity ballroom. The first phase of the development, which will see 15 suites, two restaurants, a bar, lounge and spa created in the original main building, is expected to be complete by summer 2014.
“This is a fantastic opportunity and a landmark moment – not just for us as business owners, but for Ayr and Ayrshire as a whole,” said John.
Image: All change: John and Senga Campbell (right of sign) take over at Belleisle.