Tennis ace Sir Andy Murray serves up plans to expand hotel
The Dunblane-born sports star has designed a new gym for the Cromlix Hotel in Perthshire.
Tennis ace Sir Andy Murray has revealed plans to expand his Perthshire hotel.
The proposals include 30 new rooms, a conference area and a gym designed by the world number one.
About 40 jobs are expected to be created at the Cromlix Hotel if the plans are approved.
Graeme Green, general manager at Cromlix, said: "Since we reopened in spring 2014, Cromlix has been a real success story, with both the hotel and Chez Roux restaurant far exceeding expectations and often operating at capacity.
"We are now hoping to build on this success by extending the existing buildings to create additional hotel bedrooms, banqueting facilities and staff accommodation as well as growing the team."
The ten-bedroom Cromlix, which Murray bought for a reported £1.8m in 2013, was named luxury Scottish hotel of the year in 2016.
According to its latest financial statement published in November 2015, it ended the year owing £6.8m to its creditors and a shareholder deficit of £181,631.
The expansion of the Cromlix is expected to be completed by 2020 if the proposals are approved.