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Restoration of Braemar’s Fife Arms Hotel gets underway

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March 8 2016

Restoration of Braemar’s Fife Arms Hotel gets underway
Highlands Hospitality has begun work to restore The Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar, a 45 bedroom venue popular for the Braemar Gathering annual highland games, after obtaining planning consent from the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

Moxon Architects have worked with interior designer Russell Sage and construction manager GLM on the proposal which will see current spaces remodelled together with modest contemporary interventions.

Victorian features will be retained and enhanced for the project alongside the demolition of a 20th century extension that will be replaced by ‘sympathetic structures’ to complement the main hotel.

A new central courtyard will be built at the heart of the scheme with stripped bark tree trunk columns supporting a planted heather roof. Elsewhere locally salvaged granite will be used together with untreated timber cladding.

Edward Workman, CEO of HHL said: “The much needed renovations will start immediately and we have confidence that the transformation of this beautiful and historic hotel will bring huge benefit and opportunity to the local community, attract visitors from all over the world, and safeguard the Grade-B listed building for future generations.”

The revamped hotel is scheduled to re-open early in 2018.

4 Comments

Margaret crossley
#1 Posted by Margaret crossley on 20 Aug 2016 at 10:08 AM
Looking forward to staying in the hotel when it reopens
James bell
#2 Posted by James bell on 1 Nov 2016 at 22:31 PM
Looking forward to seeing it once it opens and staying in it one it opens
Mr Woodham
#3 Posted by Mr Woodham on 16 Jan 2017 at 14:58 PM
Can you tell me when the hotel is likely to be opening up for business I have been a customer of the Fife Arms several time and look forward to staying there again
Gill Dyas
#4 Posted by Gill Dyas on 20 May 2017 at 20:35 PM
We often stop in Braemar while driving from Shropshire to Aberdeen & have been following the restoration of the Fife Arms with interest. We look forward to staying when it re opens next Spring.

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