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Celebrating 50 Years of Hospitality

at Hilton Coylumbridge


2015 marked our 50th anniversary! To celebrate the occasion, we posted some fantastic old images of the hotel from 50 years ago up to the present day. Explore the rich and fascinating history of one of the most well-loved family hotels in the Cairngorms.

Our Story The Early Years
Our Story The Early Years
Our Story The Early Years
Our Story The Early Years
Our Story The Early Years
Our Story The Early Years

Did You Know?

  • The Cairngorm ski area opened in the early 1960s
  • The Coylumbridge Hotel was opened in 1965 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
  • A week’s four-star stay cost only £20 per week including meals
  • Being the closest hotel to the slopes, it was - and still is - widely popular with snowsports enthusiasts and families looking to escape
  • Costing £700,000 to build, it was Scotland's largest hotel to be built and even today it's still one of the largest in The Highlands
  • In 1999, following the Hilton-Stakis merger, the hotel was rebranded as Hilton Coylumbridge
Our Story 1990s
Our Story 1990s
Our Story 1990s
Our Story 1990s
Our Story 1990s
Our Story 1990s

We've Grown Since Then!

  • In the 1980s we added our luxury lodges, two swimming pools and a new Family Suites wing with separate kids rooms and bunk beds
  • Opened the Fun House in 1998
  • In 2006, the Woodshed Bar was given a facelift
  • We converted even more Family Rooms the following year
  • Thai Lodge Spa opened in 2009 followed by the Hilton Fitness Centre in 2011
  • 2011 also saw the opening of the Inverdruie Restaurant
November 2015, 50 years old!
November 2015, 50 years old!
November 2015, 50 years old!
November 2015, 50 years old!
November 2015, 50 years old!
November 2015, 50 years old!

November 2015, 50 years old!

The hotel celebrated throughout the anniversary month of November 2015 with nostalgic reminders of the early days in the 1960's. This included 60's themed menus and cocktails, a re-production of our original skiing image, huge 50th cake and drinks reception for customers with finale of fireworks on our first Christmas Party Night of the season.

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