Friday, May 26, 2017

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Great Britain: Scottish Private Island Hotel & Spa Changes Ownership

The Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, an exclusive private island hotel in Scotland, has changed hands after being acquired by a family-owned company from Hong Kong.

  • The Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, one of Scotland’s leading luxury hotels, has been taken over by new owners from Hong Kong
  • The sale of 300-acre private island resort, which is located just off the west coast of Scotland, was brokered by international island consultancy Vladi Private Islands
  • The new owners have retained all staff and have already committed a significant investment towards the future, including a brand new hilltop development
Isle of Eriska - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Isle of Eriska – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

All Change on the Isle of Eriska

The Isle of Eriska Hotel and Spa, an exclusive private island holiday destination in Scotland, has been taken over by Creation Gem, a family-owned company based in Hong Kong.

The private island, located off the west coast of Scotland near Oban (Argyll), covers 300 acres and includes a 25-bedroom five star hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant. The property also includes a six-hole par 22 golf course, a nature reserve and recently renovated spa and leisure facilities.

The sale of the popular private island retreat was brokered by international island experts Vladi Private Islands.

A Bright Future Ahead

Isle of Eriska - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Isle of Eriska – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Upon completing the sale of the island, Wayne Rong, the principal of new owners Creation Gem, issued the following statement:

“My family and I are offering a bridge of friendship from beautiful Shanghai to stunning Scotland. We are honoured to continue as the custodians of such an iconic property and aim to protect and nurture the island, securing a bright future for Eriska for years to come.”

Holding good on their promise, Mr Rong and his team have already committed a significant investment towards the future, announcing the development of four new hilltop reserves and an extensive renovation of the island’s iconic main house.

Legacy Continues

Despite the changes, guests needn’t worry about a change in ethos, explains General Manager Gordon Cartwright. “The quality and intimate guest experience [of the Isle of Eriska] will be wholly preserved,” he explained.

“A change of ownership doesn’t mean a change in ethos and guests new and old can still expect the roaring fires, luxury, comfort and excellent service from the committed island team, along with a memorable dining experience,” continued Cartwright. “Eriska is about providing an island getaway that is totally unique, not just in location but because the experienced team delivers on the small details that make all the difference. As general manager, I’m committed to preserving the legacy that has made Eriska an icon of hospitality for over four decades.”

To find out more and book a private island vacation on Eriska Island, visit Vladi Island Travel.

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