Gleneagles: Stories from the Glorious Playground – A Centenary Celebratory Volume in Partnership with Rizzoli

Gleneagles: Stories from the Glorious Playground is an exquisite coffee table book that showcases the heritage, glamour, and timeless sophistication of the iconic luxury hotel and estate. This stunning slip-cased volume will be published in May in collaboration with publisher Rizzoli to coincide with the hotel’s centenary milestone.

Since it first opened its doors, Gleneagles encapsulated the vivacity of the Roaring Twenties and quickly gained the reputation for being the “Riviera of the Highlands” attracting stars of stage and screen, such as Sean Connery and Rita Hayworth – to name a few – and 100 years on Gleneagles remains one of the world’s most iconic luxury hotels and sporting estates.

Readers of the celebratory volume will enjoy exploring the Gleneagles’ archives, gleaning awareness into high times, wartimes, the many glamourous gatherings it has hosted along with details of how life on the estate once was and is now. With a foreword by HRH The Princess Royal, key highlights from the past 100 years, include a showstopping fashion show from Christian Dior in the ‘50s and The Gleneagles Agreement in the ‘70s, as well as more modern highlights like the G8 Summit and Ryder Cup, both hosted at Gleneagles, and the now annual Gleneagles Garden Party.

Written by James Collard, who previously edited many prestigious publications including Times Luxx and guest contributors include the esteemed Justine Picardie, contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar and award-winning BBC sportswriter and broadcaster Tom English. The splendid slip-cased edition is a unique treasure that perfectly brings to life the past and present of Gleneagles – a world-class establishment.

Gleneagles: Stories from the Glorious Playground will be available to purchase in the Gleneagles Retail Arcade, as well as all good book shops in-store and online from 8th May 2024.

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