The luxury Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Aberfoyle has unveiled a £3.5 million renovation which sees its bedrooms, cocktail bar, piano lounge, reception and restaurant transformed.

The redesign at the four-star hotel, which is nestled in acres of manicured grounds with majestic views of Loch Ard, has enhanced the hotel’s traditional highland charm to create an elegant countryside retreat.

All 50 bedrooms and five suites have been upgraded with the installation of custom built furniture, bespoke lighting, and new soft furnishings. Each room features award-winning pillows and tailored blackout curtains, ensuring all guests get the best night’s sleep. All guestrooms feature free Wi-fi and flat screen TVs, whilst suites come complete with king size beds, fluffy robes and slippers as well as luxury bathroom toiletries from Arran Aromatics.

Guest areas have been decorated using a warm red, mahogany and classic tartan colour palette with luxury lounge chairs as well as displays of stunning photography.

Being just 40 minutes from Glasgow and an hour from Edinburgh, the hotel is a popular venue for weddings as well as meetings, conferences and events.

The refurbishment comes after an extension of the hotel’s spa facilities in 2007 which included the installation of more beauty treatment areas and a larger pool.

General Manager of Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa, Andrew Deighan said: “We are proud to unveil the redesign of Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa. This is an exciting time and we look forward to welcoming our guests over the upcoming months to experience a true taste of highland luxury.”

Macdonald Hotels Ltd celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 and operates over 45 hotels across the UK and ten resorts in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

Established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues, over the past 25 years Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has successfully expanded from its beginnings in Aberdeenshire to become the UK’s largest privately owned hotel group.

Operating 55 hotels throughout the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, the group continues to invest and now employs over 4,000 staff and operates in excess of 4,500 hotel rooms.