Five-star style, five-star service, five-star experiences — the list is endless in describing the Gleneagles Hotel, the award-winning property set among 850 acres of stunning scenery in Perthshire, Scotland.
The sprawling estate, designed in the style of a French chateau, is an ideal vacation playground for leisure travelers, families, couples, golfers and sporting enthusiasts seeking exceptional facilities and unrivaled service. Gleneagles is as much a part of the fabric of Scotland as are Sir Sean Connery, tartan kilts and world-class golf!
Affectionately known as the Palace in the Glens, Gleneagles lies at the heart of Scotland, but the resort is only a one-hour drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, both of which are easily accessible with direct flights from various U.S. gateways. You can choose to enjoy the freedom of one of the least crowded countries in Western Europe or the cultural attractions of two of the continent’s great historic cities.
Your home away from home at Gleneagles showcases sophisticated style and splendor. Gleneagles has 232 elegant accommodations including 26 suites (each with a unique layout and distinctive décor). Braid House (named after James Braid, five-time winner of The Open) houses an additional 59 luxurious bedrooms, many with balconies.
Included in the room count are ten stunning top-floor Spirit Suites, named after brands from the world-leading drinks company Diageo, Gleneagles’ parent company. Envision chic interiors, contemporary colors and rich textures. Or you can opt to gaze upon the grounds from the best seat in the hotel — in the sitting room of the Royal Lochnagor Suite where breathtaking, panoramic views dominate.
Golf at Gleneagles is an unashamed pleasure. The hotel is proudly home to three of the finest inland courses in the world — The PGA Centenary (host to the 2014 Ryder Cup), the challenging King’s Course and the picturesque Queen’s Course. Playing over the immaculate greens and fairways provides unequaled views of spectacular scenery. The courses were the inspiration of two legendary golfers: James Braid, who designed the King’s and Queen’s, and Jack Nicklaus, who created the PGA Centenary Course (formerly named the Monarch’s).
Beyond golf, the hotel’s offerings go beyond the tees and courses with a range of world-class, challenging and distinctive sporting activities. Shooting and fishing enjoy an outstanding reputation at Gleneagles for providing the most expert instruction in all disciplines at every skill level. Test your ability in shooting clay targets or go fly-fishing at lochs on the estate.
For an opportunity to fly Harris hawks, courses at The British School of Falconry at Gleneagles are internationally acclaimed as the finest introduction to the ancient sport. Lessons meet every level of experience and involvement, and if you’re seriously keen about the sport, you can further develop your skills by hawking on the Perthshire moors.
The Gleneagles Equestrian School is one of the world’s finest facilities and has become one of the largest training and examination centers for British Horse Society qualifications.
Off-road driving at Gleneagles provides a test of proficiency in handling a fourwheel drive vehicle over two of Britain’s most challenging purpose-built courses. Ridges, gullies, steep gradients, ditches and water splashes add to the thrill. Guests are taught the techniques of hill climbing, controlled descents, traversing slopes and general vehicle handling over rough and wet terrain.
The younger set can also enjoy such invigorating off-road action. Younger guests can test their driving schools over similar courses in ¼ size Land Rover replicas. Those over 12 years of age can learn to drive the “Argo” — an amphibious vehicle with caterpillar style tracks instead of wheels.
For less challenging but more soul-searching, body-enriching activities, indulge at The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA, an exquisite destination spa with an extensive menu of the latest ESPA therapeutic treatments. The spa features 20 treatment rooms (many with private bathrooms), a vitality pool lit by fiber optics and an extensive menu of the latest ESPA therapeutic treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps and ayurvedic inspired therapies.
Setting new trends in leisure enjoyment, The Club at Gleneagles encompasses a 66-foot-long lap pool, leisure pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor hot pool; a gymnasium; aerobics dance studio; and steam baths and sauna.
Dining at Gleneagles is a gastronomic pleasure. Each of the restaurants has its own style, but the hallmark of all is the use of the finest fresh produce available locally in Perthshire and Scotland, as well as from specialist suppliers around the world. The two-Michelin-star dining establishment Andrew Fairlie serves French influenced cuisine with a Scottish twist. The Strathearn Restaurant is a grand establishment where flavorful Scottish dishes are prepared. Deseo, a lively “Mediterranean food market” restaurant, allows diners to savor their meal in an informal fashion. The Dormy Clubhouse offers a choice of traditional meals — from allday breakfast to sandwiches and grilled specialties — complemented by sweeping views of Gleneagles’ golf courses.
Families will surely rave about Gleneagles — an exceptional playground for children of all ages! Parents can relax while their young children are well looked after by qualified staff at The Playroom, which has exciting games and creative activities planned every day. Full baby-care facilities are also provided. The Zone is the place for older kids to hang out, and they can have fun with computer games, pool, karaoke duets on the Sony SingStar® and much more. In addition, activities such as falconry, golf lessons, horseback riding, archery and off-road driving have been adapted to be age-appropriate. Family dining is a pleasure thanks to delicious children’s food menus at Deseo and The Strathearn as well as from room service.
For more information on Gleneagles, please call toll-free 1-866-463-8734, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gleneagles.com.