Newmor: Auchrannie Spa Resort

Auchrannie Resort, already an awarding winning destination on the Isle of Arran, now boasts a brand new 3-storey Spa Resort Executive Wing. The 18 executive bedrooms and two suites enhance its existing two hotels, three restaurants, 30 5 star lodges, spas, indoor and outdoor play and adventure centres.


Speaking of the decision to build the new extension, Linda Johnston Executive Director and owner said: “The island is becoming increasingly popular with more people visiting every year. Our aim is to provide an outstanding destination to appeal to a broad audience. We value the feedback from our guests, which indicated that they were looking for an enhanced standard of accommodation, particularly those travelling with children. We commissioned design firm Platform 9 who took an uncompromising approach to the new development, working with companies like Newmor to create contemporary luxurious interiors which are high quality and practical.’

The new development allowed the team to take a different look to their usual style; offering opulent, contemporary interiors with an atmospheric feel and a quirky connection to the natural environment. A perfect brief for Newmor, able to manufacturer high performance wallcovering to individual design needs.  The solution was a custom design featuring trees complemented by Arbour a wood grain stocked wallcovering.

It was essential that the wallcoverings were both luxurious and hardwearing. The fabric backed vinyl stylised wood effect was carefully designed to give the impression of rough-hewn wood while at the same time having an ultra-modern metallic feel.

As well as stunning finishes to all bedrooms, the first two floors feature guest lounges leading to an external balcony. The executive rooms and two executive suites have full use of the resort’s Stromach Lounge, to enjoy complementary snacks and refreshments as well the outdoor hot tub with fabulous views of Glen Cloy. The lounge area in the executive suites come complete with a ‘chill out pod’ – a circular pod inset into the wall where people can recline and relax.


The Arbour design from Newmor is the perfect backdrop for the pods, its hand drawn detail of wood grain textures, including knots, creates a natural feel whilst maintaining a contemporary look. Richard Small, General Manager at the resort, is delighted: “We are very pleased with the positive feedback we have had so far, guests appreciate the large picture windows, bespoke wall coverings, ambient lighting and sumptuous furnishings throughout.”

Gillian Monro, Director at design firm Platform 9 International Ltd describes how this project came together, ‘we’ve been working with the Auchrannie team since 1991. This project in particular gave us the scope to create something very special and Newmor’s flexible approach to create bespoke wallcoverings was integral to creating the look we wanted. ’

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