£2m refurb for Fishers Hotel following New Year fire

A Perthshire hotel is undergoing a £2m refurbishment after it was damaged in a fire on New Year’s Day.

A fire started on the roof of the Fishers Hotel in the early hours of 1 January, prompting an evacuation of its 200 guests. There were no reports of any injuries.

Some 30 new rooms have been added taking the total count to 140. This increase includes the creation of ‘special occasion’ rooms.

A new 150-cover restaurant will also be included in the renovations, which are expected to be complete at the end of the year.

Brian Wishart, general manager, said: “Fishers Hotel has a strong reputation for being one of Pitlochry’s best hotels among tourists to Perthshire and this investment will allow us to enhance the fantastic experience we already offer to visitors.

“The fire was a real catalyst in bringing the refurb project into fruition and our guests have been incredibly supportive of our efforts in ensuring the future of this iconic building.”

He added: “A lot of planning has gone into the improvements being carried out by tradesman who are all local to the hotel and the area of Pitlochry and due to its age, everything has had to be replaced to an exacting standard to preserve the history of the building.

“Our hotel offers a warm welcome to guests from all over the world and we are incredibly excited to futureproof Fishers Hotel so it can continue its heritage for another 200 years.

“We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning guests to enjoy our new upgraded venue.”

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