Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire is planning a roaring reopening for guests at Scotland’s very own riviera from Monday 26th April.
Following the Scottish Government’s recent announcement about the reopening of hospitality, Gleneagles is now gearing up for a summer of fun and frivolity reminiscent of the sparkle and joy of the ‘Roaring Twenties’.
Throwing open its doors for a summer like no other from Monday 26th April, guests are being invited to toast to new adventures and indulge in the opulence, exceptional service and the 850-acres of green space for which the hotel is famed.
Dubbed Scotland’s very own ‘Riviera in the Highlands’, glamorous get-togethers and glorious food will once again be the order of the day, including a calendar of alfresco culinary pop-ups, a month-long series of festivities for ‘Jubilant June’ and the return of the much-loved Explorers Kids Club from July. Other highlights will include alfresco food pop-ups and a Whisky Loch-Down, to family activities and the return of the Explorers Kids Club to the Glorious Playground.
May - September: Glorious Food Pop-ups
From May onwards, Gleneagles will be bringing the decadence of the hotel experience outdoors and into the Glorious Playground. Gourmands can get a taste of the seaside in the heart of the highlands, with the return of the hotel’s Seafood Bar & Grill serving food Thursday – Sunday and drinks seven days a week. Celebrating Scotland’s natural larder of fresh and sustainably sourced seafood, the Grill will evoke nostalgic days spent at the beach with highlights including hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops, flavourful langoustines roasted in their shells and Gleneagles & Co’s very own smoked salmon. Guests can take their catch out onto the garden for a stroll or sit back on a deck chair to soak up the early summer sunshine.
For younger guests, Gleneagles very own Tuck Shop and Ice Cream Parlour will be taking up residence in the outdoor Summer House featuring scrumptious soft serve ice cream and thirst-quenching alcoholic and non-alcoholic slushies.
Over on the Glendevon Terrace, Gleneagles will be partnering with Moet & Chandon to offer a variety of vintage and prestige champagnes. The specially curated menu will include a number of sought-after vintages alongside Dom Perignon which will be available by the glass. Lunch time classics including the famous ‘Scottish Lobster Roll served in a brioche bun’ and the newly introduced Wagyu Burger will also be available.
As the sun sets, guests are invited to don their glad rags and retreat to The American Bar which, from June onwards (subject to government restrictions), will play host to live jazz from Thursday to Saturday in partnership with beloved whisky brand, Macallan. Inspired by the glamour of the Roaring Twenties, the ‘Jazz After Dark’ menu, which in part plays tribute to the era of prohibition, features post-dinner whisky concoctions for all palates with some created tableside for added theatre.
In keeping with the spirit of fun and frivolity, the Estate will also be introducing a handful of further alfresco culinary surprises yet to be revealed with some set to be more unexpected than others.
Kicking off ‘Jubilant June’ celebrations, the Whisky Loch-Down is an exclusive nightly whisky ritual held at Laich Loch. In partnership with one of Scotland’s most iconic whisky distilleries for the month of June only, guests will have the opportunity to sample some of the finest whiskies around the roaring firepit, under a starlit sky.
Guests will also be able to bask in the late sun of the long summer days with Twilight Hour, featuring sundowners accompanied by live music – the perfect June aperitif to savour in a deck chair overlooking the Ochil Hills. Back at the hotel, those looking to toast the most glamorous of reunions can learn the art of mixology in an intimate cocktail masterclass hosted in the American Bar. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in June, groups of up to six will have the chance to step behind the bar and shake up three taster cocktails, followed by canapes served on the lawn, an indulgent five-course dinner in the Wine Cellar, and a special nightcap in the Century Bar.
Foodie families can get their chef whites on and join Head Chef, Stefano Purci and his team for a lunchtime pasta-making masterclass, available from Monday to Thursday only in the Winter Garden.
June also hails the expansion of Gleneagles’ outdoor experiences offering with exclusive itineraries now available on partner estates. Off-road guiding tours in the Estate’s latest fleet of Defenders will see guests armed with Swarovski’s newest range of Field Glasses and accompanied by an expert Trail Yard guide who will grant the opportunity to explore previously inaccessible estates and the opportunity to spot some of Scotland’s finest wildlife.
For more information, visit www.gleneagles.com