Must Stay: Gleneagles

A grande dame in the heart of the highlands, The Gleneagles Hotel offers world class dining, shopping & traditional outdoor activities for jet set travelers

Welcome to The Gleneagles Hotel, a five-star luxury estate hotel nestled within the wild rolling munros of Scotland. Here you will discover the epitome of relaxation and activity, indulging in such pursuits as golf, shooting, riding, falconry, archery, fishing and more. Three championship pristine golf courses, world-class spa facilities and the only two Michelin star restaurant in the country are just some of the offerings from the “Riviera in the Highlands” as it was dubbed when it opened in 1924. The all-encompassing holiday and honeymoon destination delivers more than expected and is also the perfect venue for hosting a destination wedding. Driving up to the facade in Perthshire is a bit like one would expect visiting Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel during its heyday would be, only instead of bright purple suits, the bellhops are wearing kilts and there’s thistle in every room!

Speaking of rooms, there are 232, including 27 luxury suites. If you are hosting a wedding here, there is clearly no lack for space. The rooms in the main building are all different, designed with bespoke elements including holiday decor in the wintertime. Choose from traditional or modern interior interiors and enjoy a bathroom stocked with Asprey hair and skincare and an incredible tub (there’s even a room with a golden one, if you really want to make your Instagram followers jealous). Oh and did I mention the pillow menu? As in, a menu where you order what type of pillow you would like to sleep on…

The hotel also boasts five restaurants, including the two Michelin star Andrew Fairlie as well as three unique bars offering signature cocktails, single malts and vintage Dom.

If you’re here for a wedding, you’re in luck because they have multiple venues available for your reception in addition to spa facilities and a beauty salon to help you get ready. Their on-site concierge and event planning team are always available to assist with the creation of your dream day! www.gleneagles.com

Photos by Julie Howden

Written by Kristie Landing

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