Andy Murray to open The Cromlix Hotel on 1 April

Andy Murray is set to open The Cromlix Hotel, in his home town of Dunblane, Stirling on 1 April after a £2m investment of the property.

Having announced the acquisition back in February last year, tennis star Murray planned to transform the Victorian mansion into a 15-room five star destination, creating up to 40 new jobs for the local community which he hoped would generate significant custom for other businesses nearby.

The opening of the hotel coincides with the 2014 Ryder Cup which is being held at the nearby Gleneagles Hotel in September this year.

The restaurant at the hotel is being run by world renowned chef Albert Roux who has said: “95% of the menu will be Scottish and preferably local produce. It’s of great importance.”

Cromlix will seat up to 174 diners at any one time — 65 in the restaurant, 35 in two separate lounges and a further 74 in three private dining rooms. The average price of a meal in the lounge will be £20, with lunch coming in at £25, according to Mr Roux. Restaurant prices are yet to be revealed.

Albert Roux will oversee the kitchen in the first two weeks of April before handing over to executive head chef Darin Campbell.

The hotel is managed on behalf of Murray by Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI), who already manage eight other renowned independent properties around Scotland, including Inverlochy Castle, near Fort William, Greywalls Hotel in Gullane and The Atholl, in Edinburgh.