An Interview with the General Manager
General manager, Fraser Peterkin, recommends Scotlands top activities and reveals Inverness's best kept secret so you can make the most of your time at Mercure Inverness Hotel.
When did you join the hotel and in what role?
8 years ago as General Manager.
What motivates you in the hospitality industry?
Everyday’s different, it’s a place where you get to meet fantastic guests, staff and being able to make a difference in a fast pace business that is changing all the time. It’s a fantastic industry to work in.
What makes Mercure Inverness different to the other hotels?
We have staff with great passion who want to make a difference, we are right in the heart of the city which is a good base for leisure or business.
What dishes would you recommend visitors to try when in Scotland?
It’s got to be scallops from the West Coast and of course our world famous beef and game from Estates throughout Scotland
If someone had only 48 hours to experience Inverness, what activities would you recommend?
Visit to Culloden Battlefield, walk along the banks of the River Ness, Dolphin Watching. A day trip to Apple Cross, A whisky in our Bar overlooking the River Ness where you can spot salmon jumping if you keep a look out. A walk around the Old Town of Inverness and take in some shopping or coffee in one of the City’s many coffee bars. A short drive along the road to the shores of Loch Ness for a local beer with a million dollar view at the Dores Inn.
What is your city’s best kept secret?
Local Chocolatier located in the Victorian Market a stone’s throw away from our Hotel.