Get An Eyeful Of Gleneagles' New Look
Gleneagles completed the first phase of redevelopment at the hotel and golf resort, unveiling a new-look Century Bar, the addition of a new bar called Auchterarder 70, and 35 renovated luxury bedrooms. Take a gander at the new digs.
Gleneagles’ main bar—which is famed for housing one of Scotland’s finest collections of old and rare whiskies and has served as the social hub of the hotel for almost 100 years—relaunched as The Century Bar after undergoing a complete redesign by David Collins Studio.
The design team's objective was to create an elegant and contemporary space that would enhance the guest experience, whilst celebrating Gleneagles’ heritage and Scottish identity. Restored original panelling, Art Deco-style lighting and a brighter colour palette better reflect the history of the hotel, while window spaces have been opened up to maximise the views of the Ochil Hills and provide a connection between the interior and exterior of the property.
The Century Bar’s new look is accompanied by a new food and drinks menu that reflects country pursuits—such as hunting, shooting and fishing—that established Gleneagles as a key destination in the 1920s.
An additional new bar, Auchterarder 70, named after the hotel’s original telephone number and shown here, has been unveiled in the Dormy Clubhouse. It's the creation of celebrated designers Macaulay Sinclair. The atmospheric, 1920s-style space has striking views over the 18th hole of the King’s Course and serves a range of locally sourced craft beer and snacks.
Some of the unique touches to the new space include a 1920s-style oak panelled bar, chesterfield sofas, vintage furnishings and a wood crank wall-mounted telephone from which guests can place table orders.
Gleneagles owner Sharan Pasricha, who acquired the hotel in summer 2015, said, “We’re delighted to launch these exceptional spaces which simultaneously acknowledge our rich heritage whilst marking a new chapter in the Gleneagles story.
“As part of the evolution of the brand, we wanted the designs to reflect all the unique Gleneagles elements—the stunning views, the Art Deco origins, the country pursuits—which have inspired generations of guests, but we also wanted them to breathe new life into the hotel.”
The new Estate Suites are large luxury rooms that feature soft, contemporary fabrics, beautiful bathrooms and inspirational views.
Whiskey Suites feature separate sitting rooms and dining areas and are ideal for a leisurely breakfast or private cocktails and dinner parties. They are a favourite with honeymooners, too.
Luxurious bathrooms have underfloor heating and feature a black and white floor tile design exclusive to Gleneagles.