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HCX Welcomes...

13th February 2018

HCX Welcomes...

Find 5 brand spanking new hotels to the HCX books! All are available to book online now, so what are you waiting for?

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street, Edinburgh ★★★ 

OVERVIEW

The Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street is a newly refurbished central Edinburgh hotel, situated on the bustling and vibrant Princes Street. This contemporary and luxurious hotel features an impressive range of guest rooms, which combine the sumptuous decorations with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. The hotel features a popular restaurant and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

BEDROOMS

The Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street offers three different room types to choose from: the Classic Room, the Privilege Room, and the Superior Room. The Classic Rooms have very comfortable beds, high-definition televisions, complimentary high-speed internet, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, and luxury en suite bathrooms. The décor is stylish and lavish, with fine furnishings and large beds.

The Privilege Rooms have everything the Classic Rooms have, but with a few special upgrades, such as a daily newspaper, bathrobe and slippers, and a Nespresso coffee machine. The Privilege Room is the perfect choice if you’d like to make your stay just a little more special. The Superior Room is a larger, more spacious version of the Privilege Room, and it comes with all the luxurious features you would expect. The seventh floor Superior Rooms also feature their own private balconies.

BAR & RESTAURANT

The Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street is home to a fine dining brassiere, which serves up a delicious selection of dishes throughout the day. With fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients, the food at the Brassiere is guaranteed to impress. From slow cooked lamb shank to a traditional Indian dahl recipe, here you’ll find something to suit every taste.

The hotel also features a welcoming bar and lounge area, where guests can relax and enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, along with nibbles and light bites. Open throughout the day, it is the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks, a casual coffee or even a business meeting. A traditional Scottish breakfast is served each day, giving visitors an authentic taste of Scottish cuisine.

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Ackergill Tower Hotel, Wick, The Highlands ★★★★★

OVERVIEW

The Ackergill Tower Hotel is a truly special luxury hotel, located in Caithness in the Scottish Highlands. Traditional, elegant and luxurious in style, it is the ideal choice for a romantic getaway, with its stunning castle architecture and breath-taking views. Only ten miles from John O’Groats, it offers a truly unique place to experience the Scottish Highlands in all their glory.

ROOMS

The Ackergill Tower Hotel features a stunning selection of hotel rooms and cottages, all of which offer a five-star experience that is truly unforgettable. The uniquely decorated guest rooms feature sumptuous beds, classic furnishings and contemporary en suite bathrooms with luxurious baths. Each room is decorated in an elegant style that fuses classic charm with traditional Scottish design, offering a truly lavish environment to enjoy.

The Classic Rooms feature stunning views of the sea and grounds, as well as complimentary refreshments and fine linens. The Deluxe Rooms offer an extra taste of luxury with additional space and fine furnishings, while the Executive Rooms are the epitome of classic luxury. For a special romantic break, guests may opt for the Treehouse Suite or one of the special luxury cottages.

BAR & RESTAURANT

Dining at The Ackergill Tower Hotel is a truly exceptional experience, as the hotel features a breath-taking Great Hall that serves an impressive selection of dishes. Each dish is crafted from a traditional local recipe with only the finest, freshest ingredients, making them a delicious gourmet treat. The hotel’s chef serves speciality dishes inspired by classic Scottish traditions, providing an authentic taste of historic Scotland.

The hotel’s bar and lounge is the perfect place to meet for pre-dinner drinks, or to relax in the afternoon and watch the world go by. Welcoming and lively, it provides the opportunity to sample some of the delicious local whiskies. Afternoon tea is also served daily, creating the perfect setting for a special occasion.

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Bridge of Cally Hotel, Blairgowrie, Perthshire ★★★

OVERVIEW

The Bridge of Cally Hotel is a quaint, traditional Scottish hotel in Perthshire, near Blairgowrie and at the foot of Glenshee. Ideally located for those wishing to explore the Scottish Highlands, its log burning fires and comfortable furnishings are a true respite from the unforgiving Scottish weather. The hotel is located in a secluded are, giving guests a true taste of the Scottish countryside and everything it was to offer.

ROOMS

The Bridge of Cally Hotel features a select range of 18 traditional guest rooms, all of which are designed in a tasteful style that truly reflects classic Scottish heritage. There are single roomsdouble rooms and twin rooms available, with en suite bathrooms and televisions provided as standard. Each one also features Wi-Fi, so you can stay connected and entertained throughout your stay.

The superior rooms are the perfect way to enjoy an extra touch of luxury, as they feature more space to unwind in and particularly lavish furnishings. Luxury toiletries and the hotel’s best views make these rooms a real treat for special occasions. All rooms are available in single, twin and double arrangements, offering ultimate flexibility and convenience.

BAR & RESTAURANT

The Bridge of Cally Hotel is home to the Conservatory Restaurant, where an impressive selection of traditional dishes are served for both lunch and dinner. From light bites and snacks to three course meals, the restaurant has a range of options to suit all tastes and appetites. Ingredients are sourced locally where possible, and the chefs are always happy to discuss their menus with diners.

The hotel also features a warm and welcoming bar and lounge area, which serves a selection of snacks throughout the day, making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy a light bite or a coffee. The friendly, vibrant atmosphere is perfect for an evening drink or night cap, especially for those wishing to try some traditional Scottish whisky.

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Anchor Hotel, Tarbert, Argyll & Bute ★★★

OVERVIEW

The Anchor Hotel is ideally located overlooking an inlet of Loch Fyne in the quaint village of Tarbert in the West of Scotland. A picturesque village with a glistening harbour and rugged hills in the backdrop makes this village an beautiful choice for a getaway. The hotel is a cosy and friendly place to relax after a day exploring the Argyll area, whether hiking, fishing, golfing, or simply enjoying the harbourside shops and cafes.

ROOMS

The bedrooms at the Anchor Hotel in Tarbert are a comfortable and relaxing place to rest at the end of the day exploring this stunning region. An ideal destination all year round, you can enjoy the harbour and sea views from the comfort of your hotel room. All rooms boast a contemporary Scottish design, with a focus on rest and relaxation. 

All rooms benefit from a sea view (where available), sumptuous Hypno beds – kings-sized or twin, beautifully bespoke headboards, complimentary WiFi, wall-mounted flat screen TV, en-suite shower facilities, luxury Scottish toiletries, hospitality trays, hairdryer and a telephone.

BAR & RESTAURANT

The Anchor Hotel is also host to the welcoming Seabed Restaurant. The interior boasts soft tones and beautifully hanging artwork to make for a relaxing and informal dining experience. Focussing on fresh, local produce, the experienced chefs present mouth-watering dishes to the highest standard. The region is famous for it’s meat, fish and vegetables, so you will be guaranteed top class cuisine. Guests can also dine in the bar area, where there is also a fantastic whisky collection on offer. 

The restaurant also caters for the little ones, with a special children’s menu. If you feel like dining alfresco on the harbour, you can also choose from the takeaway menu, with options such as traditional fish and chips and burgers.

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester ★★★★

OVERVIEW

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel is a grand, contemporary hotel, set in the heart of the vibrant city of Manchester. With a distinctive fusion of traditional and contemporary décor, it is the ideal place to enjoy a luxury break in the north of England. The hotel features a popular and lively restaurant, as well as a gym that is ideal for staying active during your trip.

ROOMS

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel features a truly impressive range of 280 luxurious guest rooms, all of which are designed in a subtle, contemporary style. Complimentary refreshments and classic furnishings are provided throughout, along with excellent views of the city. The Classic Rooms have everything you need for a relaxing stay, including HD television and high-speed Wi-Fi, and a spacious en suite bathroom.

In the Privilege Rooms, guests will find extra touches of luxury, including a Nespresso coffee machine and rich, contemporary décor. Those seeking something extra special might opt for a Superior Room, which includes a special comfort package and a spacious area to relax in, complete with a grand bed and the best views of the cityscape.

BAR & RESTAURANT

The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly is home to a popular Brassiere restaurant, which features a vibrant atmosphere and an eclectic menu. A warm and welcoming place to eat, it is the perfect setting for a family meal or a special occasion. The menu combines English classics with contemporary international flavours to deliver unique dishes that will please everyone.

The hotel also features a warm and welcoming bar and lounge area, which serves a selection of drinks, including local beers, special cocktails and fine wines. The friendly, vibrant atmosphere is perfect for an evening drink or night cap, or to sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.

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