Travel Décor: Gleneagles

Established in 1924, Gleneagles is one of the world’s most prestigious 5* luxury hotels. Located in Auchterarder, Scotland and featuring 3 championship golf courses, multiple options for fine dining including the 2 Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie restaurant, a luxurious spa as well as outdoor activities including clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and off-road driving. Gleneagles is the optime of classic luxury and timeless elegance.

A few years ago, the hotel underwent an interior renovation, spearheaded by the in-house design team Ennismore along with 3DReid Architects, David Collins Studio, Goddard Littlefair and Macaulay Sinclair. The hotel was refurbished to inject some contemporary cool with the well-established traditional opulence and Scottish heritage style that had become synonymous with Gleneagles history.

Gleneagles might just be the most magical place on earth


The interior décor reflects the outdoor countryside through muted natural colour palettes and fragrant rich textures. Sumptuous furnishings in velvet fabrics teamed with architectural grandeur allows the hotel to feel sensational yet enchanting. The rooms have been individually designed, encouraged “by the mountains and meadows, rivers and lakes of the Perthshire countryside” which subsequently allows you to feel like you are in an exclusive and considered space. The “perfect mix of homeliness and glamour” with dark wood, tall, panelled walls, plump seating, and marble bathrooms. 

The addition of the American Bar has created an intimate speakeasy reminiscent of a bygone era with lavish leathers and soothing dark lighting that transports you back to the 1920s. The Strathearn restaurant has been redecorated with a gentle blue palette that feels theatrically bright and elegant along with chintz style touches that pay homage to the previous traditional interior style of the hotel.