EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, June 19, 2007 – The trend of ‘the Marlene Dietrich’
effect (“I want to be alone”) among travelers coupled with a healthy boom
in the rise of private travel services such as NetJets, (private jet travel in
Scotland¡¦s Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen International airports increased
by 50% from 2001 to 2006) has led to a strong increase in travelers seeking
seclusion and privacy. Connoisseurs Scotland has the perfect solution for
such travelers. With its fifteen luxurious Scottish properties, a small cruise
liner and an award-winning train, as well as, two new partners: exclusive
travel experiences specialist, Dream Escape, www.dreamescape.co.uk ; and
fully inclusive golf-tour provider, Executive Golf & Leisure, www.execgolf-
leisure.com. Connoisseurs Scotland has everything a solitude-seeker could
possibly desire in one easy location. www.luxuryscotland.co.uk . US toll free
tel: 1866 463 8734.

Private jets for jetsetters: What could be a better way to experience
Scotland than your private Loch Lomond Seaplane? The abundance of
natural harbors and lochs in Scotland make the seaplane a natural choice for
touching down, whether it be in the Clyde in central Glasgow, where visitors
can overnight at Hotel du Vin One Devonshire Gardens; or from Loch Lomond
to tour the beautiful, romantic West Coast where you can visit Crinan House,
Inverlochy Castle or Knockinaam Lodge. Similarly, Boath House’s trout lake
and Georgian Mansion are also definitely worth a visit.

Private cars for private stars: Danica Patrick take note, no race car is
necessary on the winding open roads of Scotland! You too can enjoy the
privacy of perusing the Scottish highlands in the latest model Mercedes,
Jaguar and luxury limousine with Little’s Chauffeur Drive, Scotland¡¦s premier
car service. Relax and recline as your personal chauffeur transports you in
comfort around Scotland’s finest locations. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit the
wonderful Stobo Castle Health Spa followed by a visit to Greywalls for lunch
and croquet on the lawn. You could even take in a Whisky distillery or a
castle or two. Scotland¡¦s rural roads and jaw-dropping ‘Braveheart-esque’
scenery make driving a pleasure, not to mention the ease of having your own
personal set of wheels at your fingertips.

The ultimate in private suites: Whether your preference is to stay in
Gleneagles new Spirit Suites – one of which has its own rooftop Jacuzzi – or
its delicious Whisky Suites, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Connoisseurs
Scotland. Similarly, The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa, Aberdeen has seven
exclusive suites, plus access to its 400-bottle Wine Cellar and 100 malt
whiskies. The luxuriously flamboyant Prestonfield in Edinburgh combines lavish
interiors in all-shades of red with the visual splendor of its immaculate staff,
in their black kilted glory. Should you wish, you can enjoy endless gourmet
goodies in your suite from its restaurant “Rhubarb”. With privacy options like
this, why leave your suite at all? Similarly, you can easily hire the entire
venue at Castleton House, which offers an intimate six guest rooms to enjoy.

Private castles: Re-awaken your inner Rapunzel by taking over the splendid
Myres Castle, available exclusively for private hire. Have full reign of this
classic castle including a Billiards Room and Library which are yours alone to
enjoy. Languish at the splendor of your own personal formal banquet and
custom made menu created by a private Chef and discreet staff. You can
even sleep in a different bedroom for each night of your visit – you’ll have
nine to choose from in total!

Escape to The Hebrides for perfect seclusion: Perhaps one of the best
ways to find solitude in Scotland is to venture into The Hebrides for a cruise
aboard MV The Hebridean Princess. However, if a crew of 38 staff catering
to just 49 passengers seems like too much of a crowd for your liking, you can
always follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth who recently privately hired
the very same ship for her family during her 80th birthday celebrations.

About Connoisseurs Scotland: Connoisseurs Scotland is a marketing
organization for seventeen luxury Scottish properties, including 15 hotels, a
small cruise liner and an award-winning train. Three properties boast Michelin
stars: Gleneagles, Inverlochy Castle and Knockinaam Lodge. Inverlochy Castle
was named by Travel + Leisure as ‘Best Hotel in Europe’.

Connoisseurs Scotland members are:
The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire: www.gleneagles.com
Boath House, Auldearn, Nairn: www.boath-house.com
Castleton House Hotel, by Glamis, Angus: www.castletonglamis.co.uk
Crinan Hotel, Crinan by Lochgilphead, Argyll: www.crinanhotel.com
Greywalls, Muirfield, East Lothian: www.greywalls.co.uk
Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow: onedevonshiregardens.com
Inverlochy Castle, Torlundy, Fort William: www.inverlochycastlehotel.com
Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway:
www.knockinaamlodge.com
The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa North Deeside Road, Aberdeen:www.marcliffe.com
MV Hebridean Princess: www.hebridean.co.uk
Myres Castle, Auchtermuchty, Fife: www.myrescastle.com
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St. Andrews, Fife:
www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk
Prestonfield, Edinburgh: www.prestonfield.com
The Royal Scotsman: www.royalscotsman.com
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh: www.starwoodhotels.com
Stobo Castle Health Spa, Stobo, Peeblesshire:
www.stobocastle.co.uk
The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire: www.turnberry.co.uk

The company works to build profitability, particularly in overseas markets, for
members, partners and others by sharing resources, experience and costs to
improve the perception of Scottish quality and to promote Scotland as a
world-class travel destination. Increased air service from North American
gateways is facilitating travel to Scotland this summer and fall, making the 17
extraordinary properties in the Connoisseurs Scotland group even more
accessible. Connoisseurs Scotland properties are all within easy reach of the
major airports of Aberdeen; Dundee; Edinburgh International; Glasgow
International; Glasgow Prestwick; and Inverness. For more information on
Connoisseurs Scotland please visit: www.luxuryscotland.co.uk. US toll free
tel: 1 866 463 8734.

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