Media Release: Magical Morar Hotel to be lovingly restored under new ownership

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ONE of Scotland’s most iconic hotels, the historic Morar Hotel, is now under new management after being bought by private hoteliers, Stuart Sherwood and Christopher Manumbali.

This heralds a new beginning for the property, built in 1902, with the new owners looking to restore the hotel to its former glory.

After spending many years in New Zealand, in international education, Stuart has returned to UK to take up his role as managing director and begin the new challenge of positioning the hotel at the forefront of the West Highlands hospitality industry.

Christopher, with a business background, will take on the role of business development and restaurant manager at the prominent Highland hotel.

Situated three miles from Mallaig, the Morar Hotel features stunning views of the famous silver sands of Morar and the inner Hebridean islands of Rum and Eigg.

The breath-taking landscape of the area, including the Glenfinnan viaduct, famously featured in the blockbuster movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Its new owners are also aiming to create something magical at the hotel including gothic stone arches, heavy oil paintings and magic Persian carpets.

Stuart, managing director of the Morar Hotel, commented:

“The Morar Hotel is a beautiful mansion house in a location that really has to be seen to be believed. Chris and I are really excited about restoring the hotel and re-capturing its early 20th century grandeur and charm. This includes using bell boys for luggage and using old Highland recipes, whilst also equipping the buildings with full wifi throughout.

“Both the hotel and the surrounding area have a rich history and that, combined with the spectacular countryside and scenery, make this a truly unique tourist destination. We are looking forward to growing the business and offering a hotel and restaurant that the local community and the travelling public can enjoy.”

Stuart continued:

“There are many stories about the hotel dating back over a hundred years and we are keen to capture and celebrate the history of the property. Since taking ownership we’ve discovered that the hotel has Royal connections too. HRH Prince Michael of Kent even used to be a regular visitor who enjoyed trout fishing in the area!”

The Morar Hotel is now recruiting and anyone interested in being part of its comeback can contact Chris at

For all enquiries please contact or phone 01687 462346.


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