Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels welcomes first associated site

Award-winning Taypark House Hotel, in Dundee has become the first associated hotel of Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, which is set to be operated by renowned executive head chef, Glenn Roach and his business partner William Salve (pictured).

Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, working in partnership with new proprietors, 3AA Rosette executive head chef, Glenn Roach and renowned hospitality manager, Willian Salve, will primarily support the hotel’s sales and marketing. This marks the first partnership of its kind for the group with more expected to follow.

Glenn Roach – who built his career as a chef with Carnival Cruiseline UK, and a number of top restaurants including Michelin-starred Pied à Terre in London, sous chef with Michael Caines at ABode, and senior sous chef with Malmaison and Renaissance Hotels - before making his mark as head chef of the 3AA rosette Rocca Restaurant at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews – will run the hotel not only as executive head chef but also as General Manager of the Taypark.

Business partner, William Salve also formerly from the Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews will be leading the front of house team. He is an award-winning manager with many industry accolades to his name. He brings with him 14 years of experience working across Macdonald Hotels, Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh City and Crowne Plaza Royal Terrace in Edinburgh.

Standing proudly within the affluent west end of Dundee, this stunning boutique hotel, which dates back to 1863, features 10 individually designed bedrooms and is bursting with character and the charm and poise of a stately country home.

Boasting some of the finest panoramic views out towards the River Tay – not to mention coveted views across Dundee’s Botanical Gardens – the hotel is perfectly placed for visitors to the city looking for a slice of luxury or those in search of the best food on offer.

Roach and Salve have already enjoyed accomplished careers and have ambitions to extend the Hotel’s reputation as the ultimate luxury boutique hotel in Dundee. He also wants to place the restaurant at Taypark House Hotel firmly on the map with his passion for great food and his belief in supporting local suppliers.

Roach said, “William and I are incredibly excited to be leading the team here at Taypark House Hotel and working alongside Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels as its first associated hotel.

“It was the obvious next step in my career, and I believe we can learn a lot from the team at Crieff Hydro, so we are incredibly excited to see where this journey takes us.

“We have the opportunity to do something extra special to cement its position and reputation here in Dundee.

“The beautiful surroundings of the hotel provide much inspiration for the menu we have been working on with provenance of the ingredients we use crucial to our offering. We are looking to establish a menu of small plates encouraging families and groups to share and try new things.

“We are confident our guests will enjoy what we have in store and we look forward to meeting as many of them as possible over the coming months.”

Stephen Leckie, from Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels, said, “We are delighted to welcome Taypark House Hotel as our first associated hotel with more in the pipeline. We will support Glenn and William with sales and marketing assistance for both the accommodation and the restaurant at this stunning luxury boutique hotel as he establishes himself in the new role.

“We are delighted to work with such an accomplished and well-known chef as Glenn as he goes on this adventure to make Taypark House the name on everyone’s lips for beautiful bedrooms and an exceptional dining experience.

“We believe Glenn, William and their team will create a warm and welcoming destination for all and ensure its longevity for another century or more.”

Taypark House Hotel is set to reopen in the next few weeks (government restrictions permitting) and when it does, Glenn and William will be there to welcome guests.