City centre chic at Mercure Hotel Inverness
Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is booming under the growing influx of visitors from around the world, many choosing to stay at the central Mercure Hotel
The historic city provides an ideal base from which to explore the north of Scotland and take in some of the most important locations in the nation’s story from Loch Ness to Culloden.
In recent years the number of international tourists heading to Inverness as a destination in its own right rather than a stop-over point has risen by up to 26 per cent.
The city and surrounding area is full of boutique hotels, high quality bed and breakfasts and guesthouses but, for a luxury stay in a city centre location, the stylish Mercure takes a bit of beating.
The 121 bedroom hotel with great views over the scenic River Ness has been extensively refurbished so there’s no mistaking you’re in Scotland.
The whole place has been tastefully decked out with traditional local tartan fabrics throughout, including tartan print chairs in the public areas with kilt buckle details, tartan covered pillows and throws in the bedrooms and conservatory, as well as framed kilts and sporrans on the walls in the reception area showcasing heritage prints such as MacKenzie, Douglas Blue and Wallace.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the hotel’s own 33 Church Street Bar & Brasserie which promises a stylish and comfortable space to meet and socialise with good food using only the freshest of ingredients and locally sourced produce.
Inverness is a great place for a private weekend getaway or a business trip and the Mercure caters for both. The hotel offers comfortable and practical meeting spaces with two fully equipped meeting rooms providing complimentary Wi-Fi, audio-visual equipment and space for up to 200 delegates.
The hotel also provides a wedding service with a number of bespoke packages.
More details on the hotel’s transformation and great images can be found in issue 15 of Scotland Correspondent magazine.
- Full feature in Issue No.15