Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa achieves the gold standard with tourism's highest accolade

One of Scotland's leading five star hotels has been awarded tourism's highest accolade for its exceptional standards and service.

Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, in the heart of Highland Perthshire, has been presented with five star status by VisitScotland for excelling guest expectations at every level.

The five star Gold Quality Assurance Award is the highest possible in VisitScotland's Quality Assurance scheme.

The hotel, which overlooks beautiful Loch Faskally near Pitlochry, prides itself on delivering outstanding guest experiences.

General Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa, Niall Thompson said:

"We are delighted to have been recognised and awarded this fantastic accolade. We take every pride in offering and delivering five star standards to each and every one of our guests. We have, as a business, grown quite considerably in the past five years and our growth and success comes down to the hard work and commitment of all our staff throughout this time. That, coupled with the fantastic guests we have the honour to welcome to the hotel day after day, has helped create this wonderful hotel, a place beyond the ordinary."

Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, said:

"Congratulations to Fonab Castle Hotel on achieving this well-deserved accolade. The award is a welcome boost to the business as well as the region as a whole, reinforcing Perthshire's reputation as a quality destination.

"Developed and improved for over 30 years, VisitScotland's Quality Assurance schemes are world-leading and provide a trusted, independent and impartial source of information for visitors. They allow you to not just meet visitor expectations but exceed them.

"Quality Assurance is about much more than just the ‘stars' on your door - it's about the entire visitor experience, it's about investing in your business and making it as economically sustainable, and profitable, as it can possibly be."

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Image caption: Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director and Niall Thompson, General Manager at Fonab Castle Hotel & Spa.

Abigail Shepherd