New owners set to start work on Kelso hotel refurbishment works

Ken Hardy, general manager of Ednam House Hotel, Kelso

Ken Hardy, general manager of Ednam House Hotel, Kelso

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The general manager of Ednam House Hotel has announced that the hotel ballroom is set to be improved in a total refurbishment programme.

The works, estimated to cost in the region of £75,000, will transform the magnificent room, which has been largely untouched for many years, into a luxurious venue.

However original features will be retained and highlighted as part of the renovations.

The ballroom works are the first stage of a complete refurbishment programme planned by the new owners of the hotel and are part of their plans for the long term development of the 32-bedroom hotel.

Set adjacent to the River Tweed, the hotel’s ballroom will have direct access through glazed doors into the landscaped gardens and the banks of the river.

A gazebo will also be erected in the grounds which will be licensed to hold civil ceremonies.

General manager Ken Hardy said that the investment in the ballroom would further cement the hotel’s reputation as an excellent wedding venue.

Mr Hardy said: “The idea was to create a direct access down to the River Tweed, to really make the most of our glorious location.

“We have an interior designer on board who will bring in bespoke decoration to make what was already an elegant room even more impressive.”

Ednam House Hotel is the latest acquisition to the portfolio of luxury independent hotels owned by Guyzance Hall Ltd, and the only town house hotel in this private collection, which includes Dalhousie Castle.