Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Disney Wedding at Kingsmills Hotel– Craig to the Rescue!

Here at the Kingsmills Hotel there is never a dull moment! And on Good Friday this year, we had a very interesting phone call from one of our guests on their way to stay at the hotel, and it makes for an excellent story!

 

Miss Degroot and Mr Eastman, a couple from the USA, were travelling around Scotland on the Adventure by Disney Tour, which is based loosely on the latest Disney Pixar  film ‘Brave’, which is set in and around the highlands of Scotland.  The Adventure by Disney tour, gives guests the chance to “walk amongst lush landscapes where ancient stone castles rise from the mist, heralding a proud heritage that served as the inspiration and backdrop for the Disney•Pixar animated film Brave. Our Scotland adventure puts you in the footsteps of royalty, loyal clans and quite possibly a mythical sea creature.” 

 

Kingsmills Hotel have been hosting guests from around the world, that watched Disney Pixar's Brave, and have went on a journey to Scotland to experience the land that inspired the film!

Kingsmills Hotel have been hosting guests from around the world, that watched Disney Pixar’s Brave, and have went on to journey around Scotland to experience the land that inspired the film!

The Disney tour highlights Scottish landmarks such as the following:

 

 

Prior to this once in a lifetime trip Mr Eastman had proposed and Miss Degroot happily said “YES”! They went on to coincide their trip with their nuptials and planned that on the last stop of their tour, the two would marry in Edinburgh Castle. How romantic! However, when the couple were on their way to stay with us at the Kingsmills Hotel, the story took a turn for the worst and we received a call on the Friday afternoon from the Isle of Lewis;  the bride had been informed that her wedding dress, that was meant to be delivered to their hotel in Edinburgh (from the Far East) ready for the Big Day, would not arrive until the following week, when they were due back in US, and  the wedding was taking place 48 hours from the bad news being delivered!!

 

Tensions were running high and our General Manager, Craig Ewan, took matters into his own hands and arranged for local bridal shop,  “Dress 2 Impress” on Castle street in Inverness which is owned by Iona Peace, to remain open through Friday evening so that on arrival in Inverness the bride could choose and have a fitting for a replacement dress.  In the end, Miss Degroot was able to find a replacement gown last minute, the couple were able to enjoy the rest of their stay at the Kingsmill Hotel and their stopover in Inverness. They then continued onto Edinburgh where the wedding took place without further hitch! The happy couple and Disney were surprised and immensely grateful for all our efforts. The couple thanked us greatly and we also received a thank-you letter from the Operations Director of Adventures by Disney. And everyone lived Happily Ever After!

 

 

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Festive Celebrations at Kingsmills Hotel

Here at Kingsmills Hotel, it is never too early to plan traditional Scottish Christmas celebrations. So save yourself the last minute panic, and feast your eyes on our festive brochure for details of our brilliant selection of festive lunches and dinners, party nights, Christmas gift vouchers and pre-party pampering packages.

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Celebrate the festive season at Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness

Join us for a sumptuous Christmas lunch between 1st and 24th December and be treated to a tantalising festive feast prepared by our experienced and creative team of chefs. 3 courses cost just £13.95. Parties of 9 or less please call 01463 257124 for information and to book. For parties of 10 or more we will require full pre-payment 14 days in advance, to book please call our Christmas co-ordinator on 01463 257102.

 

We are also hosting a great selection of festive events. Following the sell-out success of Christmas 2012, our All Inclusive Party Package is back by popular demand. For a fixed price of £65 per person, you will receive a welcome glass of bubbly, then a 3 course festive feast including drinks, followed by a disco to dance off all that indulgent cuisine. Our Bring a Party to a Party nights, featuring a 3 course meal then a disco by ‘The Entertainment Experience’ are also making a comeback, so browse our brochure and decide which option takes your fancy.

 

When the dancing stops, we are offering guests who attend any of our party nights luxury accommodation at Kingsmills Hotel from just £30 per person, based on bed and breakfast and two people sharing twin or double accommodation. Call 01463 257100 to make your reservation today!

 

We are also hosting Michael Bublé Tribute Evenings on Saturday 30th November and Saturday 7th December, at which you can sit back and soak up that festive atmosphere accompanied by the dulcet tones of King of Swing, Jason Porter. Last year these nights sold like hot cakes, so we recommend you get in there quickly to avoid disappointment. To book call 01463 257 102.

 

As always, we will be serving up our traditional Christmas Day Lunch (with a surprise visit from a plump beardy man in a red suit for the kids!), and giving you the opportunity to prolong that festive feeling with a relaxing Boxing Day Lunch. Have a look at our festive brochure for menus and bookings details, and prepare to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing Christmas in Inverness.

 

You can then see in the New Year in true Highland style at our Residential Hogmanay Gathering. Full details can be found in our festive brochure. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to the ultimate luxury festive break in one of our Kingsclub rooms and enjoy a quiet Hogmanay of understated Scottish luxury. Either way, here at Kingsmills, we guarantee your Hogmanay in Scotland will go off with a bang!

 

To prepare you for all this revelry, our spa team offers an indulgent range of treatments and packages. So have a look at our spa brochure, channel that inner A-lister and get set to dazzle this festive season!

 

We look forward to welcoming you to join in the celebrations with us!

Luxuriate in a Pampering Spa Experience at Kingsclub

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Our indulgent hot stone massage therapy is just one of the many luxurious treatments you can enjoy at Kingsclub Spa, Inverness.

Kingsclub Spa offers the perfect sanctuary away from the toils of day to day life. Our ethos is based around well-being, health and relaxation. Open 7 days a week, we offer an extensive range of beauty therapies including facials, waxing, manicures and pedicures as well as a wide selection of indulgent Pamper Packages.

 

Our Duo package is the perfect romantic treat for you and your partner, offering a [Comfort Zone] face and body ritual and luxury hand and food treatments in our spacious Duo Suite, followed by refreshments, a sumptuous champagne lunch and the use of Kingsmills Hotel Leisure Club. At just £195 per couple, this is the perfect way to share your spa experience with a loved one. Or why not treat your mum or a close friend to some girly pampering together? We will even throw in a professional blow dry for just £15 per person, ensuring that you really do leave feeling a million dollars.

 

Kingsclub Spa also offers a selection of soothing and revitalising massage and reflexology treatments, from deep tissue and sports treatments, to specialist massages such as Indian head massages (bliss!) and our popular hot stone full body massage. Our range of Man Space treatments ensure the men in your life feel well and truly spoilt.

 

If, after all that relaxation, you feel like a refreshing work out, The Kingsmills Hotel Leisure Club is the ideal partner to Kingsclub Spa. Kitted out with a full range of state of the art exercise equipment, friendly and experienced fitness instructors, as well as a sauna and steam room, this is the perfect place to work out an appetite before enjoying a slap up meal in our airy a la carte Conservatory Restaurant. And why not top off a perfect day with a night of luxury in one of our Kingsclub rooms. Contemporary and spacious, yet delightfully cosy and comfortable, we guarantee that you will sleep like a log.

 

With so many treatments and Pamper Packages available, there is surely something at Kingsclub Spa to help you get that summer sparkle! You can call 01463 257 130 to enquire about and book treatments and pamper sessions, and gift vouchers are available to purchase online. Alternatively, you can submit a spa enquiry through our website, and we will call you to make all the arrangements (even booking is relaxing). You’ll find a full list of available treatments and products in our online brochure.

 

Let us help you prepare for summer – go on, you deserve it!

A Royal Guest: Kingsmills Hotel Welcomes Princess Megan

The staff at Kingsmills Hotel are delighted to play host to the beautiful and inspirational Megan Gillon on a regular basis. We always love having Megan to stay at our hotel in Inverness, and were touched by the beautiful message we received from her mother, Kirsty Gillon, after her most recent stay with us:

 

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Kingsmills Hotel is delighted to count the beautiful Megan Gillon amongst one of our regular guests. Megan: you are a wee soldier!

Hi, my daughter and I stay with you regularly (as she visits Raigmore Hospital a lot!). When we stayed last time (10th April for 2 nights) you kindly gave us a complimentary upgrade to the Kingsclub and a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the golf course. We just want to say a massive thank you to all the staff because they treated Megan like a princess! She’s in a wheelchair and has a few confidence issues but you made her usual hospital visit into a real treat! She has not smiled that much in a while and I can’t thank the Kingsclub and Leisure centre staff enough for making her feel like royalty. The dining room staff were just as wonderful in dealing with her food allergies! You really made a difference to my wee angel! We’re coming back to stay at the Kingsmills on Sunday 12th for a night as we have Raigmore again on Monday and she’s really looking forward to it. Thank you again!!

 

We are thrilled that Megan enjoyed her complimentary upgrade to Kingsclub, and appreciated the lovely balcony views over our neighbouring Scottish golf course. Our restaurant staff have a real family dining ethos, catering to all palates and dietary requirements with a fine selection of Scottish cuisine, and I am so pleased that Megan enjoyed eating in our hotel restaurant too.

 

It was a pleasure welcoming you back again last night Princess Megan, and we hope to see you again soon for some more royal treatment!