Ness Walk Named the Best Place for Romantic Escape in UK & Ireland

Inverness’s 5-star hotel Ness Walk has won the prestigious title of the most romantic place to stay in the UK. From the publishers of Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Johansens’ Awards for Excellence have become a trusted mark of quality recognised by consumers and travel professionals alike.

Winners across the UK, Europe & The Mediterranean; North America (USA, Canada, México & the Caribbean); Central & South America; and Asia, Africa, the Middle East & Oceania were revealed at the event in London on Monday night.

Awarded ‘Best for Romance’ 2024, the award recognises the romantic and personal atmosphere that Ness Walk exudes; from the tranquil lounges, exceptionally peaceful and spacious rooms and intimate dining experience in the hotel’s restaurant, Torrish.

Ness Walk opened in 2019 and has since earned a reputation as one of the Scottish Highlands’ top destination hotels with a signature warmth and personality. The exceptional welcome begins at the hotels gated entrance and the team serve complimentary champagne on arrival to set the scene for the ultimate in relaxation.

Condé Nast Johansens capture the essence of the hotel: “Five-star service, smart interiors, award-winning food and a warm Highland welcome are all guaranteed”

“Ness Walk’s stunning grounds are home to the trees that inspired the guest room and suites’ names. Each one is spacious and utterly lavish; many have views of the courtyard or river and beyond.”

In the hotel’s restaurant Torrish, the dining experience offers one of the most exquisite and romantic settings in the city. Guests can enjoy artisan cocktails by the firepits in the courtyard before dinner and the restaurant’s experienced sommelier will offer personal recommendations from the extensive wine collection. Each dish on the menu celebrates the finest seasonal ingredients from local artisan producers, farmers and growers with provenance front and centre.

Tony Story, CEO says “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to receive this most magnificent award that recognises the uniqueness of Ness Walk, nestling on the banks of the River Ness, in the heart of the wonderfully romantic Scottish Highlands. Ness Walk absolutely lends itself to romance”

Charlotte Evans, Group Publishing Director at Condé Nast Johansens said: “We are delighted to celebrate new and returning establishments across the globe. Following our 40th anniversary last year, the 2024 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence continue to acknowledge, reward and honour luxury hospitality from our carefully chosen collection of recommended properties.”

The Awards are based on responses from online voting, guest feedback, and Local Expert reports drawn from the hotels featured on website and in Condé Nast Johansens 2024 International Luxury Hotels Guide.

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