I am delighted to confirm that we have agreed an important tie-up with Albert Roux and the appointment of Inverlochy Castle Management International Ltd (ICMI) from 1 September 2014.
ICMI will be responsible for the management of the hotel and golf course alongside Chez Roux the food consultancy run by Albert Roux and his son Michel who will manage the food and beverage operation. A Roux trained chef will head up the kitchen and this will include responsibility for the clubhouse food.
ICMI has established itself as the premier management group for the luxury hotel sector in Scotland. It was formed by the senior management team of Inverlochy Castle, widely recognized as one of the leading hotel destinations of the world. ICMI manages a portfolio of other properties, including Greywalls in East Lothian, Rocpool Reserve in Inverness, Cromlix in Dunblane, and Inver Lodge in Lochinver.
Duncan Evans, General Manager, will continue to have responsibility for the day to day management of the hotel together with the clubhouse. Grant Frogley also continues to have responsibility for the golf course and I will maintain a close involvement in the golf course in conjunction with ICMI.
We believe the appointment of ICMI and Chez Roux will further enhance the reputation of the Roxburghe for its food and hospitality and we hope members will see the benefits of the new management in the near future. Norbert Lieder of ICMI and David Maskell the new head chef plan to meet Nigel Brown and Hermione and their vice-captains in the next few weeks to discuss the food and other clubhouse related issues and look forward to improving the service available to members in future.
The Duke of Roxburghe