Kings House Hotel
A historic hotel in Glencoe undergoes a major £12 million revamp. The site has been newly built with contemporary facilities while retaining its welcoming atmosphere.
The iconic Kingshouse Hotel in stunning Glencoe has been welcoming visitors for around 400 years. Situated on Rannoch Moor, it’s still a centre of hospitality for walkers on the West Highland Way. Its latest enhanced facilities will provide much-needed economic stability for the area, by creating jobs and revenue for many years to come.
The location was tough to work on. Construction on the moor wasn’t easy, due to depths of peat, rocks and of course, the infamous Highland midges. The services and infrastructure of the hotel were outdated and unfit for the 21st Century and were renewed as part of the new hotel development. The building required insulation to a very high standard and to be equipped with a heat recovery system to reduce generated carbon.
The extension has been designed to avoid causing a visual impact on the landscape, as well as seamlessly interfacing with the original building. The new development offers 57 bedrooms, plus a 32-bed bunkhouse, a new restaurant, bar and pub. The extended hotel has brought 54 new jobs to the area and, as a year-long venue, now delivers a significant boost to local tourism.