The refurbishment was led by the Gleneagles team and London interior designers Sedley Place, and coincides with the hotel’s 90th anniversary this year.
The Club has a new adults-only pool and relaxation area, and a new outdoor Alpine Onsen. It also has a refreshed reception with a viewing gallery overlooking the pool hall, and waiting area with seating for visitors. The “dry” and “wet” stairs connecting the various levels allow swimmers and gym users to remain separated. The changing facilities have been enlarged with more lockers, vanity tables and added space for adult and toddler changing cubicles.
With the use of mood lighting and deck-level loungers, the former lap pool has now been transformed into an adult zone. This area comes with a Jacuzzi-style tub, sauna and steam room and heated loungers arranged around a waterfont. The existing leisure pool has been completely remodeled with a waterfall feature, bubble jet crossing and bubble pool added to the space. A glazed screen wall was constructed from insulated, thermally efficient glass to provides better acoustics and improved insulation in the pool hall.
Also undergoing a complete transformation, the old outdoor pool is now an “Alpine Onsen.” This combines the look and feel of a hot mountain pool with the a highland landscape. The “rushes” and reeds pattern motif was incorporated throughout The Club design.
The refurbishment is part of an ongoing development program for Gleneagles, hosts of the 2014 Ryder Cup in September. The hotel previously unveiled a series of developments including the $5 million overhaul of the Dormy Clubhouse in 2011, the installation of The Blue Bar - a new outdoor whisky and cigar bar - in the same year, and a $1.6 million investment in its PGA Centenary Course in 2012. In 2013, the resort invested $1.6 million in refurbishing 36 of its 232 rooms.