Mull Hotel given green light for £3m redevelopment

An extensive redevelopment project has begun at a prominent Mull hotel.

Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, owned by Crerar Hotels, will undergo major redevelopment with the aim of re-opening to the public in April 2021.

Over £3 million will be invested to bring a brand-new four-star hotel to the island with 72 luxury bedrooms and bathrooms. The renovation will also result in the creation of 20 new full-time jobs at the hotel.

A collection of generously proportioned, individually designed sea view suites will be added to the hotel’s portfolio, complimenting the venue’s extensive spa offering and 17-metre swimming pool.

The hotel’s public areas will also be fully refurbished with a new restaurant and two bars being added to the venue’s offering. A new external balcony adjacent to the restaurant will treat guests to panoramic views across Craignure Bay.

The grounds surrounding the hotel are also due for redevelopment, with a full remodelling and landscaping planned throughout the gardens right down to Craignure Bay. The hotel will also be adding a range of outdoor facilities including an ‘enchanted fairy walk’, sea deck dining, boat moorings and external spa treatment rooms.

This multi-million-pound redevelopment brings Crerar Hotels’ total investment into its Hotels to over £11m. The project on Mull follows extensive renovation at Oban Bay Hotel, Oban, which was recently awarded 4-stars by the AA and an AA Rosette.

Chris Wayne Wills

The news has been welcomed and supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, allowing the hotel’s renovation plans to kick-off ahead of schedule.

Chris Wayne Wills, CEO of Crerar Hotels, said: “Crerar Hotels is excited to announce the redevelopment of Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa. Commencing this month, the hotel will receive a total facelift and major internal renovation. This will bring the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa up to the level of our other flagship hotels including Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Oban Bay Hotel and Golf View Nairn, all of which have received a significant redevelopment in the past few years.

“Crerar Hotels are injecting over £3m into this project resulting in the development of 20 new jobs across the hotel. I’d like to thank the ‘Mullochs’ for all of their support over the years and Highland and Islands Enterprise who have provided us with additional funding, allowing us to start work ahead of schedule. In spite of the current external economic environment, Highlands and Islands Enterprise continue to support local businesses and the region. Their backing has unlocked this opportunity for us and, in return, will help continue to push the hospitality offering on Mull.

“The first stages of the multi-million-pound plan to create the brand new coastal resort are already underway and we look forward to welcoming guests back to the hotel in April 2021.”

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