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A new country hotel has opened its doors in the Scottish Highlands, the third in the region for hotel group Black Sheep Hotels. The former Letterfinlay Lodge at Spean Bridge has undergone extensive refurbishment and has re-opened its doors as the Whispering Pine Lodge.
The property has 25 ensuite bedrooms with unspoilt views of the Highlands landscape and Loch Lochy. All rooms have been lovingly restored to a high spec with the interiors inspired by the surrounding area with accents of tartan oak floors and panelling.
The property was bought by the Black Sheep Hotel group, which is under the ownership of Mumbaibased hospitality company, Mars Enterprise and Hospitality. Its owner, entrepreneur Sanjay Narang purchased the property following a disappointing stay in the Highlands. As a result he decided along with sister Rachna to invest in three properties across the area as a result of his visit. £3 million was invested in buying the properties with a further investment of £9 million in refurbishing them.
Commenting on the opening of Whispering Pine Lodge, Narang said: “We are delighted to be opening the third of our Black Sheep Hotels at Whispering Pine Lodge, providing affordable luxury on the banks of stunning Loch Lochy.
“The opening marks our hat-trick of Highland hotels, following the opening of Rokeby Manor and Cluanie Inn earlier this year. We have brought together our considerable experience and expertise in the hospitality sector in order to ensure that each of these has hotels their own unique style, perfectly located to explore the Highlands.”
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