Newly ennobled tennis world number one Sir Andy Murray has announced plans to expand Cromlix, his five-star Perthshire hotel.
The blueprint involves the creation of 30 bedrooms, a conference and events area for up to 200 people, spa treatment rooms, and a gym designed by the Wimbledon champion. The new facility will also boast a breakfast and afternoon tea area overseen by legendary chef Albert Roux as part of the existing Chez Roux restaurant.
The first step of the development will be to create on-site accommodation for hotel staff. It is hoped that if expansion plans get the go ahead, up to 40 new jobs will be created in the local area. Cromlix, which is where Murray and his wife Kim held their wedding reception in 2015, currently offers 10 bedrooms, five suites and a gate lodge.
Cromlix general manager Graeme Green said: "Since we re-opened in spring 2014 Cromlix has been a real success story, with both the hotel and Chez Roux restaurant far exceeding expectations and often operating at capacity. We are now hoping to build on this success by extending the existing buildings to create additional hotel bedrooms, banqueting facilities and staff accommodation as well as growing the team."
The extension of Cromlix is subject to planning permission and if granted development will begin in 2018 and the new facility would open in 2020.
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