Bell & Swift to renovate Loch Rannoch Hotel
Commercial interior design company Bell & Swift is celebrating its appointment as interior designers for the refurbishment of the historic Loch Rannoch Hotel in Highland Perthshire.
The plan is to restore the Highland landmark bringing it up to date with investment in the bedrooms, public spaces and spa. Work has now commenced to bring it to its former glory, ahead of reopening in spring 2021.
Based in Glasgow, Bell & Swift has over 20 years of experience working with leading global chains and boutique hotels including Hilton, Accor, IHG and Marriott. They are looking forward to creating a striking and imaginative design for the Loch Rannoch Hotel and a space that evokes a warm welcome for future guests.
The refurbishment includes the creation of a new signature suite with loch views and a balcony; full redesign of guestrooms, as well as the addition of new bedrooms. The design focus will retain original features such as cornicing and mouldings while adding new fresh and modern touches to the rooms.
The reception area and main lounge and bar area will be renovated to focus on warmth and hospitality; the area will be stylish and welcoming and retain some of the well-loved period features including the staircase and fireplaces.
The hotel was bought from MacDonald Hotels in July by Loch Rannoch Estate Ltd group led by Nick Pattie. Nick has a long history with the hotel as he managed the estate over 30 years ago. He is looking forward to working with Bell & Swift to create one of the best destination hotels in Scotland.
Nick Pattie said: “The location of the Loch Rannoch Hotel is simply spectacular at any time of the year, I want to create a place that people can visit where traditional and modern sit perfectly together and the focus is on the warmth of the Scottish welcome.
“It’s a difficult time for the Scottish Tourism Industry, but we are proud to be investing in this popular area of Scotland. Bell & Swift impressed me with their vision and creativity as well as their experience in delivering in the hospitality industry and I am looking forward to getting the project underway.”
Dawn Campbell from Bell & Swift said: “Our vision is to enhance the best of the existing features, while creating a sumptuous, modern design which visitors will want to visit time after time. The hotel is a gem in terms of location and we will complement the stunning views and amazing backdrop with thought provoking and welcoming interiors.”
The refurbishment will also see the breakfast room enjoy a complete revamp and plans are underway to have an artisan coffee and bakery where guests and locals/day visitors can enjoy informal dining throughout the day.
The Ptarmigan Restaurant, which seats around 50 for dinner, has glorious loch views and will also be brought up to date as part of the renovation.