A Grand Design
An iconic sporting estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills, Gleneagles has been a luxury destination for nearly a century and is known around the world as one of Scotland’s finest 5-star hotels. Steeped in history and tradition the hotel has gently evolved into a truly luxurious 21st century hospitality experience, designed to nurture the needs of modern luxury living whilst remaining loyal to the integrity upon which it was founded.
Embracing tradition while creating an environment that leads the way in exceeding modern expectations is something Gleneagles has perfected with ease and the new Strathearn restaurant with its bespoke Mozolowski and Murray orangery is no exception. Inspired by Gleneagles founder, Donald Matheson, General Manager of the Caledonian Railway Company, the new Strathearn restaurant and its adjoining orangery have been uniquely styled to celebrate the golden age of railway travel, with all its glamour and prestige effortlessly emanating the fine dining experience of the 1920s and 30s.
The hotel had previously enjoyed the benefits of a conservatory leading from the Strathearn restaurant which was a popular choice for guests to enjoy breakfast and fine dining. However, having been in place for almost 30 years, Gleneagles felt it was time to replace the conservatory thus presenting an opportunity to build a structure more in-keeping with the architecture of this grand building, while offering guests an alternative light filled space that could take full advantage of the glorious views of the grounds and surrounding Perthshire scenery.
Mozolowski and Murray worked closely with Gleneagles’ parent company’s in-house design team, Ennismore Design Studio, to achieve this and the concept of the orangery was borne. Specific features included matching the architrave around the perimeter of the eaves with the existing hotel stonework, incorporating window heights and cills perfectly aligning with the existing, feature pilaster posts and mouldings specifically run to match those in the adjoining restaurant and Farrow and Ball ‘Mouse’s Back’ chosen for the external timbers to reflect and enhance the beauty of the stone. The use of a neutral Farrow and Ball ‘Pointing’ paint finish on the internal frames offers the perfect backdrop to the interior design and furnishings, ensuring the view beyond can be enjoyed without distraction.
Incorporating innovative modern technology, insulation and advanced materials the orangery is built to provide a light, comfortable and warm space for guests to relax and enjoy all year round.
Mozolowski and Murray is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to play a role in bringing this prestigious project to life, a project deemed by all involved to be a great success with truly outstanding results. The entire team at Mozolowski and Murray will take immense pride in seeing this timeless and classic orangery being enjoyed for decades to come and are proud to have been part of the Gleneagles story.