EXPANSION is on the horizon at tennis world number one Andy Murray’s Cromlix hotel in Perthshire, with plans to more than double the venue’s letting room capacity and boost guest facilities.
The proposed extension of Cromlix, which is subject to planning permission, would see the hotel extended into the walled garden area of its 34-acre grounds, adding a further 30 bedrooms as well as new spa treatment rooms, a conference and events area for up to 200 people and a gym.
Cromlix currently trades with ten bedrooms, five suites and a one-bedroom gate lodge.
As part of the development, chef Albert Roux’s Cromlix restaurant Chez Roux would also be extended with the addition of a breakfast and afternoon tea area.
Should the expansion get the green light, work is expected to commence in 2018 with the creation of on-site accommodation for hotel staff. The team behind Cromlix, which is owned by Scottish tennis star Murray and run by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), said the development could create up to 40 new jobs.
Graeme Green, general manager at Cromlix, said that since the venue opened its doors in April 2014, it “has been a real success story, with both the hotel and Chez Roux restaurant far exceeding expectations and often operating at capacity”.
“We are now hoping to build on this success by extending the existing buildings to create additional hotel bedrooms, banqueting facilities and staff accommodation as well as growing the team,” said Green.