Cameron House completes final phase of restoration

THE final phase of the ‘extensive transformation’ of Cameron House Hotel has been completed with the opening of the new Lomond Wing.

The multi-million-pound extension will ‘significantly scale up’ the Loch Lomond resort’s facilities, adding 68 further bedrooms and suites, as well as a 700-square-metre ballroom, and a new loch-facing terrace.

Designed by 3DReid architects and Greyline Design, the new Lomond Wing extension has been executed to complement the original 17th Century baronial property. The expansion is adjoined to the main hotel building, the historic Auld House, and provides 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 29-seat cinema.

The ‘contemporary’ exterior and interior are said to have been married in both tone and design, with the blend of slate and textured stones of the outside being mirrored indoors, with natural woods and 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, 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.

Cameron House said the Lomond Wing has been designed to provide an environment of relaxed sophistication and comfort, incorporating bespoke designs by Glasgow-based Timorous Beasties, with 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, added, “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, commented, “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.”