Although extensive work had already been completed in various other areas of the building, a £1 million revamp has taken place to further increase the comfort enjoyed by guests in the bedrooms.
The improvements include an installation of underfloor heating in 36 of the 232 rooms at the hotel, with the addition of LED lighting and new TV systems.
The décor in the shower rooms now includes imagery portraying golfing scenes from Gleneagles’ golf courses. According to head housekeeper at the hotel, Marguerite Courtney, the renovated rooms are turning out to be extremely popular with guests. She said:
“The new rooms are already proving very popular. We’ve tried to bring a little of the outside inside, with modern twists on traditionally Scottish design.”
During the last few years, the Gleneagles Hotel has undergone a number of improvements, including a complete revamp of the Dormy Clubhouse, which cost £3 million in 2011. A new cigar and whisky bar has also been added to the hotel, which is located outdoors.
In 2012, the hotel invested £1 million in the PGA Centenary Course, and the latest developments will surely be appreciated by the guests who arrive for the 40th Ryder Cup in 2014.
The installation of underfloor heating and LED lighting increases the building’s environmentally-friendly credentials and will help to reduce energy bills for its owners. Underfloor heating is relatively simple to fit and can be installed in separate rooms.