Keavil House Hotel – Room to grow
Scottish hospitality group Queensferry Hotels is investing £1.4m in the renovation and expansion of its two four-star properties in Edinburgh and Fife.
Expansion works have already been completed at Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline, with the construction of a new bespoke restaurant, bar and terrace.
The Botanist restaurant, which opened last month, seats 60, and offers a menu of modern British cuisine made using produce sourced from across Scotland. The extension boosts the hotel’s capacity to host private dinners and events.
Keavil House Hotel is a leading country house & leisure spa in a beautiful, rural setting.
Nestled in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, Keavil House is the perfect venue for weddings and business meetings. The hotel is just a short drive from Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh International airport and provides a gateway to the pretty coastal villages and beaches of Fife.
In addition to Keavil House, the group is also set to build four new bedrooms at its Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh, raising the total number of guestrooms to 70 and enabling the hotel to welcome up to 144 guests from May 2018. The foyer of the Bruntsfield will undergo a complete redesign to ensure that the whole hotel is finished to a high standard, and two of the hotel’s smaller guestrooms will each be remodelled to feature a range of high design, contemporary amenities, including a walk-in shower room and a large multimedia TV.
Russell Imrie, managing director of Queensferry Hotels, said: “This investment in our hotels will allow us to not only retain our current customer base, but also future-proof our properties in an increasingly crowded hospitality market.
“We’re always looking at how we can better accommodate our guests, and we’re now in an even stronger position to compete and to create brilliant customer experiences for our guests.”
Best Western GB is the largest collection of independently owned and family run hotels in Great Britain. The 250+ properties have over 42,000 years of history between them and hundreds of stories to share too – from the oldest purpose built hotel in Europe, the hotel with the best room-with-a-view in the world and the hotel which hosted the honeymoon of Hollywood royalty, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
For more details about Best Western GB properties, please visit: www.bestwestern.co.uk.
Mozolowski and Murray
Mozolowski and Murray specialise in the planning, design and build of bespoke conservatories, orangeries, sun lounges and standalone structures for private clients and business sectors including hospitality. The company has been in operation for more than 30 years and manages the entire process, from planning through to completion.
Over the past three decades, Mozolowski and Murray have worked on many high-profile projects in the hospitality sector including the award winning Hilltop Reserves at the Isle of Eriska Hotel; an orangery extension at Carlowrie Castle; a large conservatory extension to form a dining/function area at the Lodge on Loch Goil; and just recently the orangery dining room extension at the Keavil House Hotel in Fife.
Virginia Murray, Joint MD for Mozolowski and Murray, said:
“My role was to work with the management team at the Keavil House Hotel to design a traditional orangery style extension that enhanced the elegant beauty of the 15th Century country house and gave diners views over the splendid gardens surrounding the hotel. We then took the process through the planning and building warrant stages and managed the build programme to meet the pre-Christmas deadline without impacting on the day-to-day running of the hotel.
“Every project is important to us, as every client’s brief is unique. This project was particularly satisfying as the hotel is local to us and many of our staff live nearby and have enjoyed functions and meals in the Keavil House Hotel over the years. It was wonderful to see the end result and be a part of creating this.”
“At Mozolowski and Murray, we pride ourselves on our service, quality and years of experience in building unique and individual structures that enhance our clients’ homes or businesses. We take great pride in meeting our clients’ exact needs and delivering on our promises.”