Hotel group pulls out all the stops for NHS workers

CRERAR Hotels welcomed over 380 NHS key workers and their families to its estate as part of its Scottish Hospitality for NHS Heroes initiative.

Staff and workers enjoyed a combined 2000 overnight stays at the hotel group’s seven hotels in Nairn, Oban, Inverurie, Isle of Mull, Inveraray, Glencoe and Royal Deeside last weekend (August 14 to 16) to thank them for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guests at the group’s Oban Bay Hotel were greeted by pipers and welcome drinks on the hotel’s sea deck; and local children of Inveraray welcomed guests to the Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa with a rainbow display and a clap for their carers with pots and pans.

Private boat trips were also organised by Crerar Hotels’ chairman, Paddy Crerar CBE, for invitees and a personal note of thanks from first minister Nicola Sturgeon was left in each room.

Chris Wayne Wills, chief executive of Crerar Hotels, said: “We were so pleased to welcome over 380 NHS heroes and their families from across Scotland for a weekend of celebrations. It was great to see them all relax and have a good time.

“All seven of our hotels, from Nairn to Oban, threw open their doors in honour of the incredible key workers, who continue to put themselves on the front line, day in and day out.

“I and the Crerar Hotels team were lucky enough to meet many of these courageous workers face to face and personally thank them for all of their work.”