Scotland’s Hottest Art Hotel – The Fife Arms Hotel


The Fife Arms in Blemar, Scotland, An imaginatively restored Victorian coaching inn situated within the Cairngorms National Park dates back to 1856. The Fife Arms is a beloved landmark in the village of Braemar, home of the Highland Games. Under its new owners, Iwan and Manuela Wirth, of the international art gallery Hauser & Wirth, the hotel has been given a meticulous craft restoration, reviving the splendour of the former coaching inn to once again establish it as a hotel for the Highlands in January 2019.

The Fife Arms brings together Scottish heritage, craftsmanship and culture with world-class contemporary art and a strong sense of community. The interiors are by designer Russell Sage (known for his work at The Goring and The Savoy) and feature over 14,000 historic objects, artwork and artefacts that have been collected over three years in order to tell some of the many stories associated with Braemar.

The Fife Arms has Royal Suites, Victoriana Suites, Scottish Culture Rooms, Nature & Poetry Rooms, Croft Rooms etc, all 46 guestrooms and suites are individually decorated and named after a local figure, place, event or theme. Each room offers comfortable accommodation while showcasing the work of local craftsmen and the rich history of Braemar.

Among them, the Royal Suites is Fife Arm’s most well-appointed accommodations, the Royal Suites are inspired by some of Braemar’s most noble visitors, from Queen Victoria to Princess Royal Louise. Each Royal Suite has been meticulously researched and dressed to tell their own unique story and connection to Braemar/ With views over the surrounding landscape, the suites are richly furnished with antiques, artwork and even objects that once belonged to these historic figures.

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