£10 million expansion plan for hotel

Monument Leisure have lodged ambitious �10 millon plans to extend Pittodrie House Hotel
Monument Leisure have lodged ambitious �10 millon plans to extend Pittodrie House Hotel

A PLANNING application for the development of Pittodrie House Hotel, Chapel of Garioch, has been submitted by WCP Architects on behalf of Monument Leisure, who have owned the popular hotel for the last 15 years.

The proposals would see a £10 million investment developing the existing hotel to provide an extension to the Orangery and Banquet Hall; a new wing containing Spa and Leisure Facility and 26 Bedrooms.

Existing steadings to the north of the hotel are to be replaced with a Conference Suite and Restaurant.

A six bedroom Letting Lodge is proposed in the grounds, together with associated landscaping and car parking.

Pittodrie House Hotel Estate, which is located close to Chapel of Garioch, includes the existing B Listed hotel building, dating from the early 17th century.

It is set within the Pittodrie Estate which extends to approximately 1,400 acres with the magnificent backdrop of Bennachie and surrounding views of the Aberdeenshire countryside.

Monument Leisure wish to extend and develop the facilities on offer at the hotel which currently has 27 bedrooms and a banqueting hall which can accommodate approximately 100 people.

The hotel is a popular wedding venue, and for large functions, a marquee is erected in the grounds.

During the working week, meeting and conference facilities are offered, but as accommodation is currently limited, the various clientele groups cannot all be accommodated or catered for concurrently.

The owners say that the vision is to make Pittodrie House a destination hotel, where all facilities are provided within the immediate vicinity.

The proposals will increase the area of the existing restaurant with an Orangery extension.

The adjacent Banqueting Hall will be extended to accommodate 200 people.

A new wing linked to the existing hotel will provide 26 bedrooms over three storeys, with views to Bennachie.

The remainder of the new wing will contain the Spa and Leisure facilities including a swimming pool, gym and 13 treatment rooms.

The proposals by WCP architects, have been designed to be reminiscent of Scottish estate architecture.