Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels celebrates a double Thistle nomination

The Park, Peebles exterior
Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels has garnered two prestigious nominations at this year’s Regional Thistle Awards run by VisitScotland, with Peebles-based hotel, The Park and Crieff Hydro’s Action Glen both featuring in the shortlist. Leading the charge with a nomination for Innovation in Tourism, The Park, which re-opened earlier this year after a ground-breaking refurbishment project, has been shortlisted in the Lothian & Borders Regional Final.

The Park will battle it out against Born in the Borders and Lateral City for the coveted award. Situated in the heart of Peebles, The Park has undergone an exciting programme of investment with a quirky upcycled facelift which has payed homage to the Borders industrial past, weaving the stories of the recently closed local March Street Mill with the history of the hotel itself. The result has been a unique, nostalgic reinvention of The Park’s reception areas that has celebrated the past and the future.

Action Glen, Scotland’s premier adventure centre, has been shortlisted in the Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience category and will compete in the Central, Fife & Tayside Regional Final against Go Ape at Aberfoyle and Highland Fling Bungee. With over 30 activities to choose from including Segway trekking, Aloft! tree top adventure, quad biking and much more, Action Glen’s success has seen the adventure centre expand into one of Scotland’s biggest outdoor leisure operators welcoming over 40,000 visitors annually, a 60% increase in just four years.

 Stephen Leckie, CEO of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels commented: “We are delighted to be recognised twice at this year’s Scottish Thistle Awards and in two very different categories. Action Glen continues to be a massive success story for Crieff Hydro and an experience that has consistently proved popular with an array of visitors to Perthshire every year.

“2016 has been an incredibly exciting year at The Park and many people have worked tirelessly to bring the vision for our unique refurbishment programme to fruition. Both nominations are testimony to everyone’s dedication, across Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, to provide the very best experiences to all of our customers, offering a warm Scottish welcome.”

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