Sir Andy Murray’s wife is to oversee the refurbishment of a luxury hotel owned by the couple near Dunblane.
The Cromlix is closing its doors for almost three months and Kim Murray said she was “delighted” to be overseeing the makeover of the 15-room venue.
They plan to make the hotel more “reflective” of their personal tastes.
Kim said: “Almost a decade in and it feels like the right time to look to the future, and what we can achieve over the next ten years and beyond.
“The hotel has closed for a three-month refurbishment, which is the first stage in a series of planned works to breathe fresh life into both the building and business.
“This is very much a family affair and I am delighted to be getting involved in overseeing this makeover (selecting wallpapers, toiletries, logos and everything in between!) so that Cromlix becomes more reflective of our personal tastes and attitudes.
“In 1982 Andy’s grandparents, Roy and Shirley Erskine, held their silver wedding anniversary at the hotel… golden and diamond celebrations followed, as well as blessings, birthdays and three Murray weddings — one of which was our own in 2015.”
Andy and Kim held their wedding reception at the hotel in April 2015 after marrying at Dunblane Cathedral. Andy’s elder brother, Jamie, got married at Cromlix in 2010.
Double Wimbledon champion Andy bought the hotel near his home town for almost £2m in 2013.
The rooms and suites are named after some of Scotland’s most recognisable figures, including Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Alex Ferguson, Annie Lennox and William Wallace.
It has twice won Scottish Hotel of the Year at the Hospitality Awards and in 2018 became one of only two Five Star Gold Country House Hotels in Scotland after a grading by VisitScotland.
The hotel is working with architect Fergus Purdie and interior designer Suzanne Garuda to “re-imagine the property and optimise the space both inside and out”.
Garuda said: “Essentially we will be making things less austere and more accessible to everyone, whilst retaining the classical roots of the hotel.
“From an interiors perspective, we will be using bold and dramatic colours, personal touches of flowers, books and artwork, and bringing elements of the beautiful Scottish countryside in to really reflect the unique, fun personality of this special venue”.
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