DUBLIN-based Castle Hotel Group, owners of both the Atholl Palace Hotel and the iconic Fisher’s in Pitlochry, are celebrating with the news that Fishers has received its official three-star rating from VisitScotland.
Purchased by the Castle Hotel Group in July 2011, Fisher’s has since enjoyed a £3.4 million upgrade during which time the entire hotel has been given a fresh new look with refurbished bedrooms, reception area, ballroom and redeveloped main lounge.
Local Highland Perthshire tradesmen have been employed to complete the transformation which has also seen the former snug become the hotel bar, an attractive garden room become available for private dinners, and small weddings and the once proud gardens at the back of the hotel brought back to life too.
Six easy access bedrooms have also been created on the ground floor, all with up to the minute wet rooms and an emergency alarm system connected to reception. The rooms are ideally equipped for less able guests who may still want to come away to Pitlochry.
Said Roz Blyth, sales and marketing manager: “We are absolutely delighted to receive our official three stars from VisitScotland – everyone has worked very hard indeed to create the new Fisher’s Hotel you see today.
“When the hotel was bought over it was in need of refurbishment to bring it back to its former grandeur to enable us to cater for guests of all ages and abilities as we now do, and the improvements we have carried out have been the result of a great deal of planning and research into what our customers are looking for.”
Added Roz: “A whole new team of people were brought into Fisher’s and we have gelled together well.
“We are now really looking forward to the busy Festive Season which will be an exciting time for us and next year we plan to consolidate our success even more by continuing to roll out our new events and entertainment programme – customers old and new have commented on how much they enjoy having entertainment back at Fisher’s with live music and cabaret.”
Richard Pinn, degional director at VisitScotland, said: “I would like to congratulate the Fisher’s Hotel on achieving this three star award.
“VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme is a world-leader and awards such as this allow visitors to Perthshire to make an informed decision on where to stay during their holiday.”
Pic caption – The team at Fishers are busy getting ready for the festive season and to celebrate their new three-star accreditation have arranged for three special Christmas Cakes to be made each decorated with stars. The cakes will be donated to local charities and senior citizen groups.
Left to right: Shona Scott-May (head receptionist); Gil McHugh (operations manager), Anthony Kelly of the Castle Hotel Group, Kerry Haggart (head housekeeper); Colin Masson (head chef) and Roz Blyth (sales and marketing manager) at Fishers.
For further details on what Fishers has planned for Christmas and New Year check out www.fishershotelpitlochry.com.
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