Glenfinnan House Hotel to get ‘major transformation’ and new management 

Glenfinnan House Hotel, in the Scottish Highlands on the shore of Loch Shiel, is to undergo an extensive refurbishment before re-opening in Spring 2024 under the management of luxury hospitality experts Inverlochy Castle Management International.

The investment is promising to ‘breathe new life’ into the 18th Century building, which sits 17 miles west of Fort William, alongside the famous Glenfinnan monument to Prince Charles Edward Stuart – Bonnie Prince Charlie.

This will involve renovating the property’s fourteen bedrooms with a new bar and restaurant concept, and creating a rural space for lochside food stalls displaying local produce, adding to the hotel’s appeal as a stop for tourists and travellers during Highland road trips.

The owner Glenfinnan House Hotel, Jane MacFarlane, said: “I am thrilled to partner with ICMI and enable the continuation of Glenfinnan House Hotel’s 50 + years’ journey of celebrating Highland hospitality.

“Thanks to ICMI expertise we will bring Glenfinnan House into a new chapter where we are open all year round, and we look forward to welcoming people from around the world while remaining a go-to place for the local community.”

Managing Director of ICMI, Norbert Lieder, said: “We are delighted to add Glenfinnan House Hotel to our family. The MacFarlane Glasow’s vision, combined with our passion for high standards and excellent customer service, will be a fantastic combination. We can’t wait for the partnership to develop.”

The plan is for the Glenfinnan House Hotel to open on 1st May 2024, just in time for the summer season.

ICMI manages several luxury independent properties, including Crossbasket Castle, Glasgow; The Colonel’s House, Muirfield; The Factor’s Inn & Cottage, Highlands; Greywalls Hotel, Muirfield; The Inch, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness; Inverlochy Castle, Highlands; Isle of Eriskay Hotel & Spa, Nr Oban; Rocpool Reserve, Inverness; plus the Hotel Telegraph, in Singapore, and The Liming, in Bequia.