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Dunalastair Hotel Suites is Awarded 5-Star Grading from VisitScotland

Dunalastair Hotel Suites is Awarded 5-Star Grading from VisitScotland
27 March 2018 James Brooke

Dunalastair Hotel Suites, in the village of Kinloch Rannoch, is delighted to announce that is has been awarded a five-star grading from VisitScotland for demonstrating high standards of excellence and customer service.

This Highland Perthshire hotel, located in one of Scotland’s most popular jet-setting destinations, began life as a village inn more than 200 years ago, and has recently undergone a multi- million pound makeover, creating ‘an oasis of luxury’, combining the building’s historic features with the finest in modern interiors.

Today, visitors can stay in one of the hotel’s 32 suites and enjoy fine dining in the hotel’s restaurant, Edina’s Kitchen, which uses local ingredients to prepare traditional Scottish dishes.

As well as being a prime destination for hiking, hill-walking, fishing and cycling, Kinloch Rannoch is becoming a hot spot for film tourism. The area’s breath-taking scenery has led to its appearance in Harry Potter, Trainspotting, Rob Roy and most recently the smash-hit TV Outlander.

Nassar Khalil, Owner and CEO of Dunalastair Hotel Suites said: “We are delighted to be officially bestowed with the highest accreditation a hotel can acclaim in the United Kingdom. A five-star grading from VisitScotland only reaffirms Dunalastair Hotel Suites’ position in a prestigious league of exclusive Scottish hotels. Such an accomplishment would not have been possible without our inspirational General Manager, Richard Deak and dynamic Sales Manager, Beth Ardron, and is demonstrative of my hotel team’s exceptional dedication and drive, leaving no stone unturned in their mission to provide the very best in hospitality and guest experience, day in day out, to ensure each guest enjoys the ultimate five-star experience with Dunalastair Hotel Suites.”

It is hoped the addition of a five-star hotel to the local tourism offering will help attract even more visitors.

Rose Le Terriere, Chair of the The Rannoch and Tummel Tourist Association, added: “We welcome The Dunalastair Hotel Suites as an exciting addition to the high quality accommodation for visitors to this beautiful, unspoilt area of dark skies and rare wildlife where nature and history weave dreams.”

Developed over the last four decades in partnership with the tourism industry and informed by visitor research, VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance schemes are world-leading. QA stars alongside online reviews give visitors a balance of objective and subjective views to assist in their decision making and expectations.

Jim Clarkson, VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director said: “I would like to congratulate everyone at Dunalastair Hotel Suites on this thoroughly deserved award.  The hotel is a fantastic addition to Highland Perthshire’s sterling offering and will undoubtedly attract visitors to Kinloch Rannoch – it really is a little bit of luxury away from home and five-star status shows visitors that they can expect a high quality experience.

“Quality Assurance is about more than just the stars on the door – it’s about the entire visitor experience and driving improvement in that experience throughout Perthshire.

“Visitors want quality and value for money experiences. Star gradings help visitors make informed decisions and select businesses that meet, and exceed, these expectations.”

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CAPTION: Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire receives a five-star quality assurance award from VisitScotland. Pictured from left, Rose de Sales La Terriere, Rannoch & Tummel Tourism, Jim Clarkson VisitScotland Regional Partnerships Director, Richard Deak General Manager of Dunalastair Hotel Suites and Beth Ardron Sales & Marketing Manager Dunalastair Hotel Suites
Credit: Graeme Hart/ Perthshire Picture Agency

For further information on Dunalastair Hotel Suites contact:
Nicole Lovett/Baillie Horwood/James Brooke
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T: +44 (0)20 440 8930
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About Dunalastair Hotel Suites
Dunalastair Hotel Suites is a certified five star 32 suite hotel located in the village square of Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire. First converted into a hotel at the turn of the last century, it was originally constructed as a local Highland Sporting Lodge, and most recently reopened in May 2017 following an extensive two year multi-million pound renovation, led by Henley Homes. This renovation fused the period stoned features of the building with modern and contemporary interiors, resulting in an oasis of luxury.

Dunalastair Hotel Suites has a lounge area suited to relaxation and afternoon tea as well as fine dining at Edina’s Kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant offering season and locally sourced food. Accommodation options include five suite categories: Superior Suites, Deluxe Suites, Grand Deluxe Suites, Luxury One Bedroom Suites and Family Two Bedroom Suites, rendering the hotel ideally suited for families, couples and groups alike.
All suites have been designed with sumptuous, five-star comfort and use the finest fabrics and furniture created by Phoenix Interior Design.

Overlooking the river and waterfall and nestled in the picturesque Scottish Highlands between Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, the hotel is the ideal base for those looking to go hiking, hill walking, fishing, golfing, on and off road cycling, as well as visit the local experiences and sites in the area.

Easily accessible and less than a two hour drive from the airports of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, Dunalastair Hotel Suites is the ideal location for a weekend break or a stop on a larger fly and drive trip for those looking to discover Scotland.