Thanks Angie. Shame he isn't taking a longer break though but I reckon he'll be raring to start training for Montreal.
I recently registered with Cromlix House online so's I could be kept up to date with its progress and share it with you, and this was the email I received today -
BOOKINGS SWING INTO ACTION AT WIMBLEDON CHAMPION'S NEW LUXURY HOTEL
As Britain continues to bask in his sensational Wimbledon success, Andy Murray’s new luxury Scottish hotel is this week starting to take bookings for its first guests.
With the five star Cromlix scheduled to open next spring, the hotel’s management today (15 of July) launched its official website and online booking facility.
Guests can choose from 10 luxurious, individually designed bedrooms and five suites at the elegant Victorian mansion, close to Andy’s hometown of Dunblane, in Perthshire. The tennis superstar has named each of the rooms after great Scots from the past and present.
Purchased by Andy in February, the hotel is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment. Re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury destination will create up to 40 new local jobs and generate significant new custom for other nearby businesses.
Andy said: “I have obviously been pretty busy recently, but I’ve been keeping in touch with the refurbishment work at Cromlix and am delighted with its progress.
“I’m really looking forward to the hotel getting up and running, creating new jobs in my home community and supporting other local businesses.”
Cromlix is already fully booked throughout next year’s Ryder Cup, which is being staged a short drive away at Gleneagles.
The hotel is being managed on behalf of Andy by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), who already manage eight other renowned independent properties around Scotland, including Inverlochy Castle, near Fort William, Greywalls Hotel in Gullane and The Atholl, in Edinburgh. ICMI’s group of industry experts includes Albert Roux OBE, KFO, owner of Le Gavroche in London, the first UK restaurant to be awarded thee Michelin stars.
Norbert Lieder, ICMI’s managing director, said: “There has been a huge amount of interest in Cromlix ever since Andy bought it and made his plans for the hotel known. That has intensified since his wonderful win at Wimbledon.
“The ICMI staff and project team are hard at work on the major refurbishment programme to create a five star destination here. The launch of the website and online booking facility is a major milestone in the project. We are very much looking forward to seeing the bookings coming in and welcoming our first guests next year.”
Situated in beautiful countryside, less than five miles from Dunblane, Cromlix is set in secluded woodlands and gardens and has a trout loch in its grounds.
On reopening the hotel will boast a Chez Roux restaurant offering fine dining using locally sourced produce. With Chez Roux’s very reasonably priced menu Andy hopes to attract diners from the Dunblane and Stirling area, as achieved by the brand elsewhere in Scotland.