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The Gleneagles Centenary Book - Mock UpIn the heart of Scotland, nestled among the picturesque Ochil Hills, lies a beacon of luxury and a testament to a century’s worth of hospitality—Gleneagles. As this iconic estate marks its 100th anniversary, it invites the world to partake in a celebration of its storied past and vibrant future. Gleneagles is not just a hotel; it’s a living legend, a Highland palace that has welcomed royalty, stars, and adventurers alike. From Sean Connery and Rita Hayworth to Rory McIlroy and Steven Spielberg, its guest list reads like a who’s who of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The centenary celebration is a kaleidoscope of events, collaborations, and experiences that encapsulate the spirit of Gleneagles. The launch of a limited-edition Gleneagles x Barbour Jacket and a landmark coffee table book in partnership with Rizzoli are just the tip of the iceberg. The Centenary Afternoon Tea menu offers a gustatory journey through 100 years of Scottish cuisine, while the 100km edition of the Great Adventure Race is a nod to the estate’s spirit of outdoor adventure.

The Gleneagles Hotel, since its inception in 1924, has been synonymous with glamour and innovation. Its rooms and suites, restored with an eye for elegance, echo the Roaring Twenties’ opulence, offering guests a slice of history with modern luxuries. The estate’s dining experiences, led by the renowned Andrew Fairlie, Scotland’s only two Michelin Star restaurant, and the Art Deco-inspired American Bar, set the standard for culinary excellence in the country.

Gleneagles - Barbour

Gleneagles – Barbour

Gleneagles is also Scotland’s premier wellness destination, offering a sanctuary for rejuvenation amidst its heather-clad mountains. The Spa at Gleneagles, alongside over 50 expert-led activities including traditional sports and newer adventures like padel and Tomahawk axe throwing, ensures that the Gleneagles experience is unmatched.

The estate’s golfing heritage is legendary, being the only venue in Europe to have hosted both the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup. Its status as the UK & Ireland’s No1 Golf Resort, and its recent accolade as the No2 Golf Resort in the World, underscore Gleneagles’ unrivaled position in the golfing world.

As we delve into the centenary year, Gleneagles embarks on a journey through time with its Centenary Afternoon Tea, offering guests a taste of history and luxury. The collaboration with Barbour brings together two icons of British style, offering a tangible piece of the celebration. The Great Adventure Race challenges the spirit of adventure, while “Gleneagles: The Glorious Playground” book promises a deep dive into the estate’s glamorous past and bright future.

The summer ballet celebration and the One Hundred Year Ball are the crowning jewels of the centenary celebrations, offering guests a chance to partake in the estate’s legacy of luxury and entertainment. These events, alongside the various centenary celebrations, are not just a reflection of Gleneagles’ past but a bold step into its future.

As Gleneagles opens its doors to another century of Scottish hospitality, it remains a testament to the enduring allure of luxury, adventure, and the fine art of living well. The centenary celebrations are an invitation to experience the legacy of a global icon, a playground for the discerning traveler seeking the quintessence of Scottish hospitality.

For further infomation visit www.gleneagles.com.




Written by: Jason Smith