Mar Corridor Evaluation – The Luxurious Editor

Positioned on the outskirts of Glasgow, near Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Nationwide Park, Mar Corridor Resort has had a storied previous and boasts many a celeb to its visitor listing. Following its closure final 12 months the resort has been purchased by Dubai-based Dutco Group who over the subsequent 18 months will put money into a multi-million-pound renovation and improvement programme to revive the property above and past its former glory…. the plans are spectacular and we can not wait to see the end result!

The primary section of the refurbishment is full with the brand new spa services now open; together with a 20-meter swimming pool with saunas, steam rooms, and an Ishga wellness centre along with a brand new state-of-the-art gymnasium. The Luxurious Editor just lately visited to remain, expertise and be taught extra about what’s definitely one of the crucial thrilling intervals in Mar Corridor’s historical past. Learn on to find extra about this unbelievable addition to Glasgow’s luxurious lodge scene.

A Luxurious nineteenth Century Mansion Resort

Positioned inside a picturesque 240-acre historical woodland property on the outskirts of Glasgow lies Mar Corridor Resort, Golf & Spa Resort, a five-star grand mansion which dates again to 1828 and was designed by Sir Robert Smirke, the architect of the British Museum in London. The resort presents 70 luxurious bedrooms and suites, lovely communal areas, a brand new vacation spot restaurant and grounds all, catering to discerning friends searching for lavish lodging steeped in historical past.

River Clyde Retreat

Located on the banks of the River Clyde, this picturesque, wooded setting presents romantic views throughout the Clyde and Outdated Kilpatrick Hills. Positioned simply 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport, half-hour to Loch Lomond and fewer than half an hour to the town centre and M8 motorway it’s the perfect location for each a leisure break exploring the West Coast of Scotland in addition to a metropolis break having fun with every little thing Glasgow has to supply.

Mar Corridor presents a variety of luxurious lodging choices with both property backyard views or views over the River Clyde.


Basic Rooms present a snug and trendy stick with elegant furnishings, luxurious bedding, and fashionable facilities like flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi whereas Deluxe Rooms are spacious and refined, these rooms embrace further facilities equivalent to enhanced toiletries, bigger beds, and picturesque views of the property’s gardens or golf course.


Junior Suites supply separate dwelling areas, luxurious king-sized beds, and expansive loos with each bathtubs and showers, preferrred for added consolation and leisure, whereas Grand Suites are the epitome of luxurious, that includes four-poster beds, separate lounges, standalone bathtubs, and beautiful views of the River Clyde and Kilpatrick Hills. In addition they embrace premium perks like Nespresso machines and minibars.

Our Grand Suite

I stayed in Room 15 which is a nook suite trying over the River Clyde, a take a look at the ground plan instructed me this was one of many greatest suites on the property and I used to be additionally knowledgeable that this can be a favorite with many a celeb and celebrity standing friends….all of whom stay anonymous!!

Bed room

Enter the suite into the corridor, to the left is the toilet and to the appropriate is the lounge, in entrance is the bed room which is big. Pure gentle fills the house because of giant floor-to-ceiling home windows throughout two sides of the room. A central espresso desk and sofas are positioned subsequent to the principle home windows, whereas a piece desk sits to the appropriate, within the centre a four-posted king-sized mattress ensures evening’s sleep as you sink into its Egyptian cotton sheets.


The lounge might be accessed from each the bed room and corridor and encompasses a console desk with a Nespresso machine and kettle, while you possibly can chill and chill out on the couch and watch TV on the large flatscreen TV.


The suite boasts essentially the most luxurious rest room, full with roll high bathtub, separate walk-in rain bathe in addition to twin sinks, great views out over the River Clyde and bathtub facilities by Temple Spa (now certainly one of my favorite rest room manufacturers, I just lately tried it on the Halyyard in Liverpool)


From the lounge, there are uninterrupted views out to the Clyde River.

The Cristal Restaurant at Mar Corridor

To raise the culinary choices now obtainable, Mar Corridor in April introduced the appointment of Tony Tapia as the brand new Govt Head Chef and Louise Campbell as the brand new Head Pastry Chef.

Tony Tapia, who brings in depth expertise from working in a number of 3 AA Rosette eating places together with Crossbasket Fortress and with famend cooks Rick Stein and Michel Roux Jr., joined the group to steer the culinary imaginative and prescient. Identified for his creativity, Tony beforehand spearheaded menu improvement at Dakota Resort Group and goals to remodel the eating expertise at Mar Corridor with modern new menus.

Louise Campbell, initially from Manchester, returns to Mar Corridor after working in Scotland for 30 years with notable cooks like Michael Mizzen at Hilton Glasgow. She is worked up to raise the afternoon tea and banqueting choices on the resort, specializing in seasonal elements and meticulous ability.

The Cristal Restaurant at Mar Corridor presents a refined eating expertise with menus that change seasonally, impressed by worldwide dishes and showcasing the best Scottish produce. Afternoon Tea within the Grand Corridor options an array of delicate pastries, home made desserts, and scones with clotted cream and strawberry protect, complemented by a choice of champagnes and a variety of teas from world wide.


Tasting Menu

Throughout my keep, I loved one of many newest meals choices, the seven-course tasting menu bursting with flavour and packed filled with native elements, together with Crab, Isle of Gigha Halibut and Angus Beef.

Nice Corridor

To complete the night off we loved reside music with a piano enjoying within the Nice Corridor with a nightcap (or two) – ensure you attempt a cocktail they’re scrumptious!


The resort’s bar offers quite a lot of beers, champagnes, cocktails, and premium spirits, together with distinctive single malt Scotch whiskies for pre-dinner drinks. A brand new restaurant on the Clubhouse can be beneath improvement as a part of the continued renovations.


Breakfast is served in Cristal, the place the room is laid out with buffet choices and eggs are cooked to order.


Mar Corridor has launched a set of native experiences which might be booked whereas staying on the property, throughout my keep I skilled off-road driving with 4×4 Adventures Scotland.

Guided by skilled and charismatic kilted ‘Journey Guides,’ each non-public and company teams can take pleasure in unique, door-to-door excursions of the exceptional 45,000-acre Luss property, situated between Loch Lomond and Loch Lengthy, in an iconic Land Rover Defender.

Whisky Tasting

I used to be additionally fortunate sufficient to expertise a very distinctive whisky tasting on the highest of a mountain overlooking Loch Lomond with Bladnoch Distillery.

Bladnoch Distillery, based in 1817, is the oldest privately owned Scotch whisky distillery and the southernmost in Scotland, incomes it the nickname ‘Queen of the Lowlands.’ The distillery crafts its single malts utilizing British-grown malt and pure water from the close by River Bladnoch, guaranteeing genuine flavours by way of non-chill filtration. Revitalised by Australian businessman David Prior, who purchased the distillery in 2015, Bladnoch has seen important developments. In June 2019, a brand new state-of-the-art customer centre was opened, welcoming whisky fanatics. That very same 12 months, Dr Nick Savage, previously of The Macallan, joined as Grasp Distiller.

Bladnoch’s signature spirit, characterised by its grassy, floral notes typical of the Lowlands, is crafted utilizing distinctive copper stills that produce a lighter spirit. This permits the distillery to prioritise flavour and embrace variety in its whisky manufacturing. Rooted in Galloway, one of many few working Lowlands distilleries, Bladnoch prides itself on its daring Galloway spirit. The Bladnoch Basic Assortment consists of 4 core whiskies: Vinaya, Liora, Samsara, and Alinta. These whiskies are pure in color and non-chill filtered to make sure genuine flavours.

A latest instance of Bladnoch’s innovation is the Waterfall Sequence, a five-year exploration of whisky maturation that highlights the evolution of Bladnoch’s daring Galloway spirit. Launched yearly since 2020, every version showcases the distillery’s taste-first strategy by demonstrating how the identical aged Bladnoch single malt might be additional matured to create distinctive flavour profiles, leading to a cascade of distinct tastes.

Spa, Fitness center and Ishga Wellness Centre

As a part of the primary section of Mar Corridor’s refurbishment, a complete overhaul of the gymnasium and leisure services has been accomplished which is now open to friends. The gymnasium boasts state-of-the-art cardio and practical gear from main energy and health model PRIMAL, together with a revamped 20-metre swimming pool, sauna, and steam rooms designed by Curveline Design.


Vital investments and enhancements to the golf course are at the moment underway, together with the addition of latest golf buggies and bunker sand.

Remaining Ideas

Mar Corridor all the time has been well-known, to Glaswegians like myself, because the place to remain when visiting the town and this new chapter within the property’s historical past goes to position the lodge firmly on Scotland’s luxurious hospitality map. We are able to’t wait to comply with the progress over the subsequent 18 months because the transformation unfolds……….

This property is included in our information to the perfect lodges in Glasgow

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