£1m makeover for ‘bonnie banks’ hotel

£1m makeover for ‘bonnie banks’ hotel

A popular Loch Lomond hotel and venue has undergone extensive renovation to upgrade and enhance its facilities, with support from Royal Bank of Scotland.

As part of a £6m refinance package, family owned Lodge on Loch Lomond, in Luss, has invested more than £1m in upgrading its guest rooms, suites and restaurant facilities.

The renovations have seen the property transformed over the past 12 months as it seeks to improve its offering which includes 47 rooms, a range of luxury suites, a health spa, and award-winning restaurant Colquhoun’s, which holds two AA rosettes.

Ideally located to explore the west coast, and with panoramic views of Loch Lomond and the surrounding mountains, the hotel has long served visitors to Scotland, including former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The venue is also popular for weddings and can hold up to 200 guests.

Family owned since opening in 1992 the Lodge is currently operated by Niall Colquhoun, and wife Ann. The family also owns and operates the Inn on Loch Lomond, three miles north of Luss on the A82, employing 128 staff in total.

Niall Colquhoun said: “We constantly look at ways we can make the experience at the Lodge as special as possible. Following our refurbishment, we now have a brand new bar and kitchen, we’ve renovated all 20 balconies in our suites and our guest rooms have also been upgraded. Royal Bank of Scotland has been instrumental in supporting our ambitions for the business.”

Stuart Hamilton, relationship director at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “The ambition and vision of the family has been key to the Lodge on Loch Lomond’s success over the years and the latest upgrades will ensure it remains a premier destination venue.”