Cameron House Hotel has completed the final phase of its extensive transformation as it opens its new Lomond Wing. The multi-million-pound extension will significantly scale up the Loch Lomond resort’s already impressive facilities, adding 68 new luxurious bedrooms and suites, a 700-square-metre ballroom, and a new loch-facing terrace.
Meticulously designed by the expertise of 3DReid architects and Greyline Design, the new Lomond Wing extension has been artfully executed to complement the original 17th Century baronial property.
The expansion is adjoined to the main hotel building, the historic Auld House, and provides stunning views of the 24-mile-long Loch Lomond with floor-to-ceiling windows across the façade. It adds to Cameron House’s existing six function spaces including the recently opened luxury 29-seat cinema.
The new Lomond Wing facilities include:
· Loch Lomond Suite: this magnificent new space will be the largest event suite at Cameron House. Built with a dedicated grand entrance into the reception area, and suitable for large gatherings, the new ballroom is perfect for weddings and dinners with up to 300 guests, and in a theatre or reception style arrangement can accommodate up to 500 people. A bespoke carpet design, resembling the mineral layers of natural stone, edged with smooth warm limestone and wood panelling creates an opulent setting.
· Rooms and suites: the new wing features an additional 68 luxurious bedrooms including four suites, bringing the resort’s total offering to 208 bedrooms (including 28 suites). Guests will benefit from the new luxurious, large balconies that provide unrivalled views and a truly memorable stay overlooking the loch, glens, and mountains.
The contemporary exterior and interior have been married in both tone and design, with the blend of high-quality slate and textured stones of the outside being mirrored indoors, with natural woods and warm Scottish tweeds and wools creating an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
The newly built bedroom wing is open and light, featuring wall-to-wall bi-fold glazed doors with direct sight of the Loch. Bedrooms and suites use natural wood tones, beautifully handcrafted lighting, and soft Scottish fabrics layered with hued tartans and plaids, while spa-inspired bathrooms use a palette of natural wood and stone with timeless black accessories.
The Lomond Wing has been designed to provide an environment of relaxed sophistication and comfort, incorporating bespoke designs by Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties, with luxurious cashmere throws from Scotland’s luxury cashmere and fine woollens brand, Johnstons of Elgin. Designer, Mairi Helena, whose indulgent fabrics are inspired by Highland wildlife, landscapes and colours, is also featured throughout the property to strengthen the Scottish character.
Andy Roger, Resort Director at Cameron House, said: “The meetings and events industry plays a significant role in attracting tourism and interest in Scotland as a global destination. This multi-million-pound investment in our new Lomond Wing further positions Cameron House as one of the leading destination resorts in Scotland and internationally and cements our ambition to continue to attract global audiences to Loch Lomond.”
Jen Samuel, Associate Director at 3DReid, said: “While the main hotel building, the Auld House, was restored using traditional methods and materials, the contemporary design of the new Lomond Wing – with darker tones and a refined palette – allows it to be a defined as modern element of construction. Although contrasting in design, the quality of the materials and careful detailing of the new Wing is in keeping with the opulence of the Auld House, providing the level of grandeur expected of a luxury hotel, and it is this which greets guests upon their arrival at the resort.”
Gavin Liddle, Director at Greyline Design, added: “We were fortunate as designers to be starting with a completely blank canvas. The design approach was inspired by the location to create a bold and uniquely Scottish retreat that would feel both luxurious and tranquil. The result is a warm and welcoming space, ideal for guests, parties and luxury getaways in the heart of Scotland.”
Work was also undertaken to re-purpose the existing walled garden to form a landscaped garden with new planting introduced throughout, and a car park which provides additional parking and walking routes around the west of the site.
Cameron House Resort boasts unrivalled experiences including an award-winning spa with a rooftop infinity pool, an 18-hole championship golf course, a state-of-the-art Leisure Club, and a 234-berth marina.
From loch to land, there is a choice of exhilarating and relaxing resort activities ideal for guests, corporate away days, and travellers, including waterside barbeques to picnic lunches on one of the loch’s uninhabited islands catered with seasonal menus that feature the finest locally sourced Scottish produce.
Guests can also experience Scottish culture in all its splendour, including speed boat trips and champagne cruises on Loch Lomond, seaplane flights with spectacular views of the landscape, 4×4 off-road adventures in the Highlands, clay pigeon shooting, Highland Games pursuits, loch cruises, speedboat trips, falconry and more.