Our Charity Partner
Mercure Inverness Hotel Supports Rays of Sunshine
Mercure Inverness Hotel are delighted to announce their new charity partner this year is Rays of Sunshine, www.raysofsunshine.org.uk, a UK registered children’s charity that brightens the lives of seriously ill children aged 3 to 18 by granting their wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising large scale events.
Our aim is to raise £2000 in the first year of the partnership to fund magical wishes for brave and deserving children and to do that WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Every day of the year Rays of Sunshine gives brave and deserving young people the chance to put their illness on hold and enjoy a moment of escape. Over 6,000 individual wishes have been granted since the charity was set up in 2003. Wishes can be as unique as the children themselves and whether a child wants to be a princess or a fireman for the day, go to Disneyland in Paris, visit Santa in Lapland, own an iPad, meet a favourite celebrity or even a ‘real life’ mermaid, Rays of Sunshine works hard to make that wish come true.
Rays of Sunshine also grants ward wishes, which offer a distraction to hundreds of children during their time in hospital or a hospice. Events and outings are held throughout the year for large groups of seriously ill children including trips to theme parks, hospital activity/pamper days and parties.
In June the Jupiter Scottish GM’s & Management team climbed all 3000ft of Ben Lomond – Scotland’s most Southerly Munro. This turned out to be a physical and mental challenge for all involved as some do not like heights and some are not very active. The team together raised a whopping £2295 and even though the climb has now ended, you can still donate to this wonderful cause here.
We hope you will all GET INVOLVED and support our partnership so we can reach our £2000 target and grant magical wishes for brave and deserving children. Please ask at reception about how you can support our partnership.
Mercure Inverness Hotel Unveils Locally Inspired Contemporary New Look
Mercure Inverness Hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment. The hotel, situated in the heart of the bustling city centre, and which overlooks the scenic River Ness, has enjoyed a vibrant design overhaul which is locally inspired and includes a transformation of all 121 bedrooms, the public spaces including the new 33 Church Street Bar & Brasserie as well as the lounge, conservatory and reception areas.
The new design features traditional local tartan fabrics throughout the hotel including tartan print chairs in the public areas with kilt buckle details, tartan covered pillows and throws in the bedrooms and conservatory, as well as framed kilts and sporrans on the walls in the reception area showcasing heritage prints such as MacKenzie, Douglas Blue and Wallace. Other unique heritage artwork includes a framed row of vintage highland dancing shoes laced with tartan ribbons in the lounge area.
Additional locally inspired design features, which acknowledge and highlight Scotland’s rich culture and history, include a section of Robert Burns poems at the front entrance of the hotel. Guests can also enjoy references to the classic Burns Book in their bedrooms with mounted front covers and sections of the book on the walls. Other bespoke artwork to the hotel includes black and white photographs of the much-loved River Ness, printed on the headboards and framed in the corridors, displaying the dramatic and picturesque local scenery.
The Mercure Inverness Hotel also introduces the brand new 33 Church Street Bar & Brasserie providing a stylish new hot spot to eat and drink in Inverness. The new Bar & Brasserie is a stylish and comfortable space to meet and socialise offering fresh ingredients and locally sourced produce every day. The new gourmet bar snack offers contemporary small bites including Salt & Pepper Squid, Pork Crackling with Spiced Apple Sauce, Handmade Sausage Roll with Blackberry Ketchup and a Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Candied Walnut Crostini. Not only that, the revamped Bar offers an exclusive range of local whisky and gin. Guests can enjoy everything from Glenfiddich 12, sourced from a local distillery and one of the best-selling malts around the world, to the more specialist Laphraoig and Ardbeg from Islay, for a more smoky and fiery flavour.
The hotel offers comfortable and practical meeting spaces with two fully equipped meeting rooms providing complimentary Wi-Fi, audio-visual equipment and space for up to 200 delegates. The hotel is also an ideal location to
host a wedding with bespoke wedding packages and the Highland inspired Inverness Suite, the largest in the city centre, for small to large events and celebrations.
Come and experience the characterful Mercure Inverness Hotel for yourself, centrally located in the heart of the city centre and the perfect place to meet, relax and socialise.