TWO independent, brands in the North-east have recently joined forces to create a new service offering in the region’s hospitality market.
Aberdeenshire hotel Maryculter House has entered into a long-term partnership with bespoke gifting company, Native Sister, to offer seasonal packages for guests.
The challenging economic climate, combined with the ongoing restrictions and uncertainty, inspired both businesses to think creatively, blending their products and service offerings into new, indulgent experiences for hotel guests.
The first of these is the Winter Warmer package, which will be available to guests over the coming months. As well as overnight accommodation, dinner in Poacher’s Brasserie, and breakfast, guests will receive a luxe Winter Warmer gift box from Native Sister. These contain two pairs of soft alpaca bed socks, and a lavender, frankincense and camomile room mist, both of which are made in the UK by small independent brands.
Guests will also be able to customise their own night-cap, with all the ingredients for a Bailey’s hot chocolate and a hot toddy supplied by their bedside.
Peter Walker, Maryculter House managing director, said: “We’re very mindful of the difficult financial climate that our fellow small, independent, local businesses are operating in at the moment, and we’re committed to supporting these wherever we can.”
Co-founder of Native Sister, Aimi MacKay, added: “We love collaborating with like-minded businesses, particularly if they happen to be local.
“Together with the team at Maryculter House we are hoping to encourage people to take time out and enjoy what our beautiful city and shire have to offer, all while supporting independent businesses.”