Changes at the Ardgowan
We’re nearing the end of 2016, and while Playfair’s Restaurant and the Ardgowan Hotel may be closed for our annual festive break, there are lots of things happening over the next month and a half in the hotel!
As a business, one thing that we’re always doing is evaluating our guest experience. What do our guests love about their stay with us in the hotel? What are their favourite dishes? What can we improve to make future stays with us or meals with us even better? We love hearing guest feedback, and appreciate comments from all guests on how we can do better. This year, the hotel is making lots of improvements, and we’re excited to share these with all of our restaurant followers!
Several of the hotel bedrooms are being redecorated in a new design theme. Rachel, the Director of Marketing and Business Development, and Gary, the General Manager, have put their heads together and helped to design a fantastic new theme for several of the bedrooms. New grey curtains, headboards and chairs will be making their way into the Classic Standard rooms, and several of the bedrooms already have brand new furniture, including new desks, side tables and dressers! Rachel has also picked out several accent pieces for the bedrooms to tie in the themes, with Harris Tweed bed runners and pillows with Harris Tweed accents! There will also be new paint colours and Timorous Beasties wallpaper in several of the redecorated rooms – don’t you love the thistle design? We think it fits in nicely.
One of the biggest changes to the Classic Standard rooms will be the introduction of new Hypnos beds! All four of the Deluxe rooms already currently have Hypnos beds, but we wanted to give more of the hotel guests the best possible sleep with hand-built beds meticulously crafted to be the most comfortable beds in the world! Are you ready for an amazing night’s sleep at the Ardgowan?
Also, another change that will affect the whole hotel – new key suites! We are upgrading the key system in the hotel to key cards!
So when will all of these changes be finished? We are hoping to have all of the redecoration completed by the end of January 2017. Keep your eyes on the Ardgowan’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to see live updates as they happen!
From all of us here at the Ardgowan Hotel and Playfair’s Restaurant, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we can’t wait to see you again in 2017!