New five-star hotel to open in Inverness

Ness Walk, a new five-star hotel in the highland capital of Inverness, is set to officially open this month.

Originally a 19th Century house, the historic Grade B listed building has been restored and still retains many of its period features. Each of the hotel’s 47 rooms have been decorated to reflect the seasonal landscape of the highlands with a flow of soft colours and textiles.

Each ground floor room also has patio doors leading out to its own private terrace, while floor to ceiling windows allow guests to enjoy the views on the first and second floors. Ness Walk also offers two suites, the Wellingtonia and Rowan, that include a private lounge and dining area, marble bathroom with walk-in shower and a super king size bed.

The hotel’s Torrish Restaurant is headed by executive chef Craig Douglas, and its menu features ingredients sourced from the including fresh hand-dived scallops from the North West, wild elderflower hand-picked by chefs in the Culloden woodland and baby beetroots, turnip and rocket, grown just a few miles away on the local farm.

Additionally the property also offers a lounge, stylish bar and private event space, The Riverbank Room.

Tony Story, CEO of The Kingsmills Group said: “We wanted to create a luxurious escape with Ness Walk, and that’s exactly what we’ve done. It’s a place where guests are instantly transported out of the hustle and bustle of the city and everyday life, and can relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Just 10 minutes from the iconic Loch Ness, the hotel is a gateway to the Highlands, allowing visitors to explore every hill, nook and crag of Scotland’s most spectacular landscape.

“Exceptional hospitality is at the heart of our offering, with every little detail taken care of. From valet parking and personal luggage delivery, to a glass of chilled champagne on arrival, it’s our promise to provide an outstanding 5-star experience from the moment our guests arrive.”

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