Luxury hotel chain invest over £10million in Scottish hospitality sector in major renovation – Food and Drink News Scotland


A LUXURY hotel chain has invested over £10 m into the Scottish hospitality sector as  continue their plans to carry out extensive renovation to their reputed hotels.

Crerar Hotels have invested over £3 million to bring a new four star hotel to the Isle of Mull in Argyll and Bute by carrying out a major redevelopment to the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa starting October with plans to re-open to public in April 2021.

This will see the hotel gain  72 bedrooms and bathrooms with 20 new full-time jobs being created as part of the renovation of the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa.

Chris Wayne Wills, CEO Crerar Hotels
Chris Wayne Wills, CEO Crerar Hotels. Image supplied

The multi-million pound redevelopment brings Crerar Hotels’ total investment into its Hotels to over £11 million. 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.

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.

It will see the hotel’s public areas fully refurbished with a new restaurant and two bars being added to the venue with plans to add a new external balcony adjacent to the restaurant so they can enjoy the panoramic views across Craignure Bay.

Isle of Mull Show Bedroom
One of the rooms revealed of what it would look like when the hotel is finished. Image supplied

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.

Chris Wayne Wills, CEO of Crerar Hotels said:““Crerar Hotels are injecting over £3million into this project resulting in the development of 20 new jobs across the hotel. I

“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.”