Cameron House will reopen in Autumn 2019 after a ‘careful and sensitive’ restoration following a tragic fire in December.

The luxury five-star hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond will undergo a massive renovation after fire ripped through the famed resort and killed two people last year.

A statement posted on the hotel’s website at the end of last week read: “Cameron House on Loch Lomond will embark on a careful and sensitive restoration project which will see Cameron House Hotel, The Leisure Club, The Great Scots Bar and Cameron Grill remain closed until autumn 2019.

“The Spa at Cameron House, The Carrick Golf Course, The Marina, Cameron Lodges, The Boat House and Claret Jug restaurants remain open as usual. Please subscribe to our newsletter or follow us online for our latest news and updates. Thank you for your patience and continued support.”

Journalist Simon Midgley, 32, and TV Richard Dyson, 38, died after the blaze on the banks of Loch Lomond, near Balloch, where they were staying as part of a luxury trip to Scotland.

Architects and conservationists have been probing ways to retain the original character of the building, which is a popular national and international events venue.

After a period of absence of five months, staff took to social media for the first time last week to promote its marina.