THE husband and wife team behind the success of a Wester Ross hotel have been given a five-star seal of approval for their efforts from Scotland’s leading tourism body – which hopes others will be inspired to follow their lead.
The Torridon, owned by Dan and Rohaise Rose-Bristow, secured the 5 Star Gold Award from VisitScotland, the agency’s most prestigious quality assurance accolade.
Boasting 18 luxury rooms and a gourmet restaurant, 1887, the hotel is set on the edge of a sea loch with beautiful views of the Torridon mountains.
Chris Taylor, VisitScotland regional leadership director said: "Dan and Rohaise are very proud owners of the property who have been investing heavily in growing their business over the years. They are a great example of a business that is working in partnership with VisitScotland – making the most of our opportunities and drawing on the impartial advice and experience to invest in and develop their business.
"Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and touches every community, generating income, jobs and social change. Dan and Rohaise have shown excellent leadership skills, they are extremely passionate about food, service, provenance and promoting hospitality as an industry of choice, especially for young people. The Torridon is now a major employer in the local area.
"The Torridon have reached such a high standard and are meeting and exceeding customer expectations which is crucial to the Highlands becoming a must-visit, must-return destination. I hope it inspires others to strive for such results."
The hotel has been praised for ensuring visitors make the most of their time. Dan Rose-Bristow said the recognition was "extremely satisfying".