Connoisseurs Scotland is a group of luxury hotels in Scotland and for the past twenty years I, Jeremy Hawkings, have been managing their marketing interests in Germany as their Chief Executive. Originally a hotel manager, I trained in Bad Pyrmont and Zurich and have also worked and lived in USA, UK, India and the Middle East.
I live with my wife and two dogs by the sea in the little village of North Queensferry and spend a significant part of my week travelling in Scotland. I enjoy driving on the quiet open roads where I meet more sheep than people and having lived in Scotland for 40 years I have now seen a great deal of this beautiful countryside. I love the west coast, [the further north the better] as well as the whisky producing area between Inverness and Aberdeen where there are more castles per square kilometre than anywhere else in Britain. My favourite whiskies are a lowland malt called Glenkinchie which comes from a little distillery near Edinburgh and Glengoyne 17 year old from the Campsie Hills, near Glasgow.
The hotel collection includes four of the world’s leading golf resorts, a castle recently voted to be the best hotel in Europe, six outstanding city centre properties including Prestonfield - the only hotel in Scotland’s capital to have been awarded 5 red stars from the AA and 5 gold stars from VisitScotland, a magnificent castle health spa, a range of delightful country house hotels, the finest hotel afloat and the ultimate luxury train. The restaurants have been awarded no less than six Michelin stars.
If you have any questions about a truly enjoyable, luxury visit to Scotland, then look at our website where you will find a copy of our virtual brochure or make contact with me. Then come and explore this the most beautiful small country in the world!
Jeremy F Hawkings