DoubleTree by Hilton is offering visitors to Dundee and Perthshire a glimpse of the majesty of Victorian Scotland with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee. In partnership with RedefineBDL, the former Landmark Hotel today completed its £1million refurbishment to become the upscale brand’s third Scottish property and its 21st across the UK.
The hotel is set within the grounds of a converted private family residence whose original classical period design and intricate Latin inscriptions remain largely untouched. The listed building dates back to 1870, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the elegance of Victorian high society. Guests are free to explore the surrounding six acres of landscaped and maintained gardens complete with an ornate Italian style maze and fountain.
Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Scotland remains one of the most popular destinations for our guests and DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee is a great addition to our 14 strong Scottish portfolio. The hotel was recently named Dundee Hotel of the Year at the 2013 Scottish Hotel Awards and we are delighted to be bringing it under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand at a time when Scotland is gearing up for a huge year of tourism with its hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup.”
Located just off the A90, the main road into the city of Dundee, and only 3 kilometres from Dundee Airport the hotel provides an easily accessible location whilst maintaining a unique sense of heritage and nature. The surrounding region offers rich pickings for golfers with local courses including Downcraig, Scotsfield and Alyth. The legendary St Andrews Old Course, recognized as the spiritual home of the sport, is also a short drive across the Tay Bridge.
Each of the 92 guestrooms have received a thorough upgrade reflecting DoubleTree by Hilton’s upscale offering. The hotel features a new fully equipped health club complete with indoor swimming pool and offers free internet throughout the property. Fine dining is available on site through the AA rosette winning Maze Restaurant featuring innovative British cuisine. Housed in an eye catching glass house offering resplendent views of the horticultural gardens the venue provides a charming setting for weddings and functions. Guests can also enjoy casual dishes and drinks from The Lounge Bar.
Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee will also enjoy signature brand features including the welcome of a warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in; the invigorating array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn in the rooms; and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community. In addition, guests of the hotel can now participate in the award winning Hilton HHonors® loyalty scheme, offering the chance to earn global rewards at over 3,000 hotels worldwide.
A compelling range of meetings and events facilities are available including the purpose built Landmark Suite Conference Centre, with a capacity of 130. Whilst for functions requiring a more intimate setting The Greystanes Suite holds up to 30 guests in what was originally a private family chapel.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “Our brand values hotels which portray a real sense individuality to guests whilst maintaining an upscale standard of accommodation and service. DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee showcases the splendour of the Victorian era and provides a picturesque retreat just four miles from the city centre. We look forward to extending a warm welcome to our first guests.”
DoubleTree by Hilton has two further Scottish properties, with hotels operating in Dunblane, featuring Nick Nairn’s The Kailyard restaurant, and the thriving city of Aberdeen. The brand will also welcome its first hotel in Edinburgh later this year, once again in partnership with RedefineBDL.