Glenapp Castle, a 17-bedroom Relais & Chateaux five-star hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, has announced the opening of The Endeavour, the hotel’s brand new Penthouse Apartment. Launching on 17th May, alongside the reopening of the hotel, The Endeavour is arguably the most beautiful Penthouse Apartment in the whole of Scotland.
Through the conversion of the Castle’s entire top floor, The Endeavour provides more than 4,500 square feet of luxurious accommodation. The apartment has been delicately restored and designed using an eclectic mix of traditional furnishings and modern touches which has created something utterly breath-taking. The design utilises this mixture of the old and the new, with an interesting array of works of art and a carefully curated collection of artefacts. The opulent nature of the penthouse is matched by its stunning and romantic views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and on a particularly clear day, Ireland.
The location of the Castle on the beautiful Ayrshire coast and its maritime history have all made their way into The Endeavour with nautical themes running throughout. Strongest of all the maritime links is that of the former resident, the First Lord Inchcape, once the Chairman of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, better known as P&O. His former snooker room is to become the master bedroom linked to the drawing room by a beautiful spiral staircase. In addition to this, there are further nods to local maritime history to the Firth of Clyde and Ailsa Craig all of which are reflected subtly within the interior’s scheme.
The penthouse is made up of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a lounge with dining room for up to 16 guests, a media room with seating for 12, sauna, library, a games room, a private lift and a personal treatment room for massages and beauty treatments. It has its own kitchen dining room and is able to be offered on an exclusive and private basis with a full butler service and private chef, but also integrating directly into the hotel’s services. Upon booking the suite, the option will be immediately available to dine in either the hotel’s main restaurants or in the private dining room of The Endeavour. The entire penthouse apartment floor can be configured for guests featuring either two bedrooms or the whole apartment as a four-bedroom suite. Guests staying in The Endeavour will undoubtedly utilise the rest of the Castle’s many attractions, but also have access to the very roof and ramparts of the Castle.
The Endeavour has been the dream of Proprietor Paul Szkiler and part of a bigger seven year plan, since he acquired the hotel back in 2015. Paul is transforming the hotel into a world-class destination and is aiming for The Endeavour to set a new standard when it comes to luxury and refinement.
Indeed, Paul Szkiler comments, “We believe The Endeavour penthouse apartment provides a world class destination in both its unique setting and surroundings and in providing a standard of service from a bygone era.”
As well as The Endeavour, the hotel is also very excited to announce other new developments at the hotel, including the launch of the brand-new Azelea Glasshouse Restaurant, located in the Castle’s picturesque walled garden. Paul Szkiler’s vision does not end here and future plans will also include a spa.