Monthly Archives: November 2014

Let Us Keep You Warm This Winter

The Scottish Highlands are a wild and romantic place to visit in the winter. The majestic glens and hills are spectacular at any time of year, but there is something about the contrasts of the winter landscape that really bring it to life. Here in the heart of the highlands, at Kingsmills Hotel we frequently enjoy a covering of snow throughout parts of the winter, shrouding the mountains with a blanket of white. The silence of a snowy mountain landscape is almost tangible, and a clear blue winter sky enables each rock and feature to stand out with vivid clarity.

Come and experience the magic of the Highlands in winter with our exclusive Winter Warmer Offer

We can think of a few good reasons for you to visit the beautiful Scottish Highlands for a winter getaway this year. Amble hand-in-hand along paths through the frozen hills, take advantage of some Christmas deals in Inverness’ bustling shopping area or simply come in from the cold to a warm welcome.

When the winter is doing its very worst outside, we’ll greet you with a warm smile. Take off that snowy overcoat, scarf and gloves, and get the circulation going again in our Whisky Bar. Sink into a comfy armchair and let the warming taste of a dram of single malt whisky melt away the winter blues.

Romantic Winter Retreats at the Kingsmills

When you book a winter short break or romantic getaway at the Kingsmills, you can take advantage of the following exclusive deals.

With prices starting from only £85 per person, you can enjoy:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in one of our luxurious Classic Rooms.
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay
  • A three-course meal at our intimate Inglis Restaurant on the first night of your break.
  • Full use of our hotel leisure facilities, including our gym and heated swimming pool.

Book online through our website to take advantage of our winter warmer offer, or give our friendly team a call to check room availability. Hotel HP topIf that’s not all, we have the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas. Make sure you do not miss out with our Gift Vouchers available to use in our Spa, our incredible dining facilities or even treat that special someone to an overnight stay! Click here to buy a gift voucher now. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Victory for Kingsmills Chef in Young Highland Chef of the Year Awards

In this blog we would like to say how proud we are of our very own chef Arkadiusz Swider, who has recently been awarded third place in the Young Highland Chef of the Year Awards 2014. The Young Highland Chef awards are an initiative of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and their partners the Albert Roux Consultancy. Since 2009, the awards have given talented young Scottish chefs the opportunity to play their skills against contestants before a panel of professional judges, led by Double Michelin star chef Albert Roux.

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Twenty-six-year-old Arkadiusz faced some very stiff competition from other young chefs in qualifying for the contest, and so we were delighted when we heard he had been selected as one of the six finalists. For the final contest on 28th October, Arkadiusz had to travel to the Burghfield House Hotel in Dornoch to participate in a cook-off in front of a live panel of judges with his five fellow-finalists. Apart from Albert Roux himself, the panel included heavyweight chefs such as Andrew Fairlie from the Gleneagles Hotel, Brian Maule of the Chardon d’Or in Glasgow and Glen Watson of The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. As third placed winner, Arkadiusz received a prize of £100 and some well-deserved recognition from leaders in the hospitality industry that we know will stand him in good stead for his future career.

Arkadiusz came back exhausted, but justly proud of his sterling performance in the prestigious awards. It just goes to prove what we at the Kingsmills knew all along – that Arkadiusz is a creative, passionate and exceptionally talented young chef. He is a pleasure to work with, and we consider ourselves very lucky to have him as part of the team. Well done!

To taste Arkadiusz’ handiwork for yourself, book yourself in for dinner at our Inglis or Conservatory A La Carte restaurant, and we very much look forward to seeing you soon at the Kingsmills Hotel.