Gleneagles, the 'Palace in the Glens', lies in the heart of Scotland, but
the resort is only a one hour motorway drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow
as well as less than an hours drive to St. Andrews with its famous Royal
and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews Old Course - the home of golf that
sets the international golf rules. This means, in Gleneagles you can choose
to enjoy the freedom of one of the least crowded countries in western Europe
or the cultural attractions of two of Scotland's great historic cities.
Gleneagles hosted the G8 summit of world leaders in July 2005. The Gleneagles
Hotel is a Five Red Star golf resort set in 850 acres of stunning scenery
in Perthshire, Scotland. Luxurious and impeccable though it is, you will
find that the Gleneagles Hotel has a refreshingly relaxed manner, unstarchy
and unstiff that is mirrored by the friendly courtesy of all the staff.
In addition, getting out and about to tour Scotland could not be easier
with the hotel's own Chauffeur tours.
The Gleneagles Hotelís Grand Opening Gala was on 7 June 1924 but its history
commenced 14 years prior to that momentous day. In 1910, Donald Matheson,
General Manager of the Caledonian Railway Company, was on holiday in Strathearn.
His railway line ran through the valley and, as it was the era of
'Grand Hotels' he was so impressed by the surrounding countryside
that he conjured up the vision of a large country house hotel, built in
the style of a palace which would provide leisure in the form of golf to
the travelling public. An investment programme in excess of £58 million
has shaped a luxury destination for the 21st century. Quality of service
and attention to detail make it the resort of choice in a recent survey
of hospitality industry professionals. Gleneagles celebrated its 80th anniversary
in June 2004.
and Suites: The Gleneagles Hotel was designed in the style of a French
chateau and Capability Brown, the celebrated 18th century landscape gardener,
inspired the landscaping. Today, the hotel has 269 bedrooms including 16
suites. Braid House, a new accommodation wing, opened at a cost of £10
million in December 2002. This wing houses 59 luxurious bedrooms, many
of which have balconies. In addition, there are four state-of-the-art meeting
rooms. Gleneagles has 500-600 employees, a ratio of more than one staff
per guest, who ensure that the resort maintains its world class reputation
for excellence. From your first wholehearted Scottish welcome you will
be looked after warmly by the staff and the services offered.
and Bars: Gleneagles has an international reputation for the excellence
and variety of the dishes prepared in the kitchens, which benefit from
the finest, freshest produce available from Scotland's larder and from
specialist suppliers around the world. The Strathearn Restaurant has been
selected as one of the world's ten Great Hotel Restaurants. The innovative
Wine Tasting room is where discerning diners can taste wines that will
complement their meal. The Bar is designed to capture the atmosphere of
a great ocean liner. In May 2001, Michelin award winning chef, Andrew Fairlie,
opened his own restaurant, located within the hotel, offering guests and
gourmands alike the delights of French influenced cuisine.
and Spa: The courses were the inspiration of two of the world's most
famous golfers, James Braid, five times winner of The Open, who designed
the King's and Queen's, and Jack Nicklaus, Golfer of the Century, who designed
The PGA Centenary Course (formerly named the Monarchís). For those who
are addicted to the game of golf, the Gleneagles Hotel offers the chance
to play on the world's finest golf courses with its three championship
golf courses in Scotland. As well as the challenge of the King's, the secluded
charms of the Queen's, or the nine hole Wee Course, there is
the exceptional PGA Centenary Course, venue of the 40th Ryder Cup matches
in 2014. This is golf in Scotland at its best. Gleneagles means golf
- but it also means so much more. There are walks, horse riding, shooting,
fishing, falconry, off-road driving, tennis, croquet, mountain biking -
all with expert help and tuition. For more gentler indoor pursuits try
The Spa or a quiet swim in one of the two pools.
Room Rates (in British