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Knockendarroch Hotel and Restaurant

Bespoke Orangery Restaurant Design  |  Repeat Commercial Client  |  Quick Return on Investment

A Transformational Addition to this Award-Winning Business

The entire project was managed on time and within budget, which for any business, is essential.
In a quiet elevated position at the heart of one of Perthshire’s most desirable towns sits a thriving Country Retreat that encompasses the very best of Scottish hospitality. Struan and Louise Lothian bought Knockendarroch Hotel just eight years ago where they have successfully transformed this Pitlochry business into an Award-Winning Contemporary Scottish Hotel.

Like many businesses, but particularly those within the hospitality sector, the Pandemic meant two years of constant change, uncertainty and disruption that required robust ingenuity, professionalism and resilience from our Hoteliers, Restaurateurs and their Teams.

Pitlochry’s Knockendarroch Hotel was no exception. Subject to all the necessary social distancing guidelines and compliance, the already explored possibility of adding a glass and timber restaurant extension was no longer on hold as  Struan and Louise recognised that in order to re-open their business safely, meeting all required social distancing measures, they needed more space and they needed it quickly.

Having worked with Mozolowski & Murray on a similar extension project eight years previously, Struan’s complete confidence in not just the quality of Mozolowski & Murrays product, but in their ability to deliver the project within the scheduled 30-day timescale, was the driving force behind his decision to go ahead with the extension at such a pivotal time for the business.

Mozolowski & Murray looked at the existing style of property, quickly understanding Struan’s overall business objectives with guest experience in mind and presented a classic Orangery design that would seamlessly blend with the traditional exterior, yet offer guests a light and contemporary culinary atmosphere within. 

“Despite opting for what is considered a luxury product, it’s still incredible value for money when considering the bespoke quality and overall delivery.” 

                                                                                                                                                          Struan Lothian, Proprietor of Knockendarroch Hotel
Commenting on his decision to expediate the project, Proprietor Struan Lothian said:

“In my view there is only one company that’s suited to delivering this kind of commercial project and that’s Mozolowski & Murray. I don’t know of any other company in Scotland that can deliver this level of quality in just a few weeks. Our last extension project was scheduled and delivered within 30 days, as was this one, and the quality remains exceptional.

“From lifting the phone to give the project the green light to signing off onsite, we were up and running in just four weeks. This allowed us to operate without restricting our capacity through the social distancing months. As social distancing requirements subsided, we were then in a position to capitalise on this new space by adding a further four bedrooms to the hotel. Between the extra rooms and newly increased restaurant capacity, we have been able to substantially increase sales.”
Struan and Louise’s decision to invest in additional guest accommodation as well as contracting Mozolowski & Murray to design, manufacture and install what is now a stunning Orangery Restaurant Extension, meant they saw a return on their investment within the first year.

Enjoying a high occupancy rate in November, a typically quiet month in the hospitality calendar, Struan and Louise are confident they are heading into a prosperous festive period where their culinary reputation will continue to attract visitors who seek the relaxed and friendly welcome from their dedicated staff, the warm glow of their open fire, panoramic views of the wintery Perthshire hills, all while enjoying some of Scotland’s finest local produce, prepared and presented by their award-winning Chef.
Struan continued:

“This investment has changed the perception of our public spaces. It has not only reinforced our commitment to delivering quality, but it has provided a sense of significantly increased scale while retaining the intimacy guests have come to expect from Knockendarroch.

“Offering choice to our guests is important to us and the Orangery without doubt enables us to achieve this throughout every season.

“Partnering with companies like Mozolowski & Murray who are renowned for quality, choice, expertise and professionalism adds credibility to our own business as investing in this way is a decision. It demonstrates our own personal and professional commitment to delivering on quality and choice.

“Keeping and enhancing the reputation we have worked hard to build is at the heart of everything we do, therefore who we employ and how we invest, has to be a direct reflection of the value we place on delivering the very best overall guest experience.”
Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant….

Warm, welcoming contemporary Scottish hospitality that offers quality, choice, comfort, fantastic food and a position so enviable that each window effortlessly frames the surrounding hills and local architecture of one of Scotland’s most desirable destinations. Oh, and it happens to have a stunning Orangery that has been uniquely designed to not only enhance Struan and Louise’s business today but for generations to come.”  
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mozolowski & Murray
Full project design and management
Designed, Manufactured & Installed in just 4 weeks
No disruption to existing business function
Bespoke design to suit existing style of property
Highest quality materials and finish
Built for a lifetime of added value
To find out more call us on 0131 447 8651

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