Refurb Renovation News - Issue 56

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THE ROYAL MARINE HOTEL BRORA REVEALS A PREVIEW OF £1.6M REFURBISHMENT Highland Coast Hotels is pleased to share a preview of the extensive and exciting renovation of the Royal Marine Hotel, Brora ahead of its formal reopening. Situated only a little over an hour’s drive from the city of Inverness in the North Highlands, the hotel has undergone a total refurbishment of its 21 bedrooms.

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ll the public areas on the ground floor have also been renovated and the hotel is launching new food and beverage concepts, including the opening of The Curing Yard Restaurant, the Megan Boyd Bar, and the James Braid Lounge, all of which will serve meals.

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Located in the historic coastal town of Brora, the Royal Marine Hotel’s new design reflects the beauty of the nearby stunning beaches just steps from the hotel, as well as an unspoilt wilderness of lochs, glens and mountains which are right on its doorstep. Guests are welcome to enjoy outstanding, fresh, local food with a range of new dining options as well as a challenging 18-hole links course at Brora Golf Club, a stone’s throw from the front door. Overlooking the quaint Harbour of Brora, and with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the Royal Marine Hotel guarantees a warm Highland welcome in spectacular surroundings.

Combining local heritage with country chic, the new interiors have a ‘Scandi-Scot’ feel, making the hotel airier and lighter but still maintaining its many beautiful traditional features and ensuring the theme centres on the story and history of Brora. The design was developed by ISA, an Edinburghbased architecture and interior design practice. The Highland community has been at the heart of every decision made by Highland Coast Hotels, with a Community Liaison Group acting as a forum for Brora locals to give feedback on plans. Local building contractors, joiners, suppliers and materials have been used wherever possible during the renovation. For example, the new, superquality beds have been sourced from Highland BlindCraft Beds, an ethically run business employing and supporting local people. Based in Inverness,. Since its inception in 1881, Highland BlindCraft Beds has provided education and employment opportunities