The Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels all started with Crieff Hydro. Crieff Hydro is the oldest trading registered company in Scotland. Since taking the helm in 1994, Stephen Leckie has marshalled more than £60 million of investment to transform the property into a true leisure resort which competes on the international stage.
In October 2019 he opened the company’s own 1881 – Gin Distillery and School in Peebles Hydro within the hotel, with its own water and botanicals. There are six types of 1881 gins and is the biggest residential gin school in Britain.
A £6million refurbishment of Peebles Hydro was completed in 2019 together with a further £4m on the Park Hotel, Isles of Glencoe and Ballachulish Hotels.
The family has expanded and Crieff Hydro Limited now owns or manages seven hotels, along with the operation of The Peel Café at Glentress Forest, Peebles and Highland Safaris in Aberfeldy. In addition, Taypark House in Dundee is an Associated Hotel. Hotels include:
- Crieff Hydro Hotel
- Murraypark Hotel, Crieff
- Peebles Hydro Hotel
- Park Hotel, Peebles
- Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish
- Ballachulish Hotel
- Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe