Four Superb Locations Across Ayrshire & The Highest Standard of Quality Service.

By, Sergio Burns

They – Henry and Kate Fitzsimmons – built the business gradually, owning and operating the Brisbane House Hotel, Largs, for seven years before opening Oscars Bar and Grill, Premier Leisure Cinema & Pookies Softplay in Saltcoats. The company expanded again in 2017 when they bought over the Hallmark Hotel, Irvine, relaunching it as the extensively and beautifully refurbished Riverside Lodge, while in 2019 the group added the prestigious Fenwick Hotel to their portfolio.

With over five decades of operating in Ayrshire, owner Henry Fitzsimmons is proud of the fact that the company has, over time, employed hundreds of local people, while continually reinvesting into the part of Scotland he was raised in.

The Fitzsimmons Group are a family business with Ayrshire at its heart and a desire to bring you the absolute best of west coast hospitality.

In key locations across Ayrshire they offer the best quality four star hotels: The Brisbane House Hotel in Largs, The Riverside Lodge in Irvine and the Fenwick Hotel, Fenwick, as well as the superbly appointed Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Saltcoats, complete with two screen cinema and Dolby surround sound, soft play facility and movie themed bar diner.

The group’s focus has always been set on the highest quality of customer service, and they have married this with loyal, well-trained staff, and a dedication to reinvesting and building the business. A three pronged approach which has acted as a well-considered and sustainable business model.

As a small, family-owned group, Fitzsimmons’ enjoy a close working relationship with their suppliers, while engaging positively with other local businesses to support one another.

Each location showcases the undeniable beauty of Ayrshire, whether that be magnificent sunsets enjoyed at the waterfront setting of the Brisbane House Hotel, Largs, the dramatic, rugged coastline of Saltcoats, the sweeping, stretching beaches of Irvine or the serenity and gorgeous surrounding countryside of Fenwick, Fitzsimmons always deliver on its unique and generous brand of Ayrshire hospitality.

“I’ve been working alongside Mr Fitzsimmons since 2009,” Group Director of Operations Martin Scott told AM. “I have watched this business grow from strength to strength, always with a focus on reinvesting in the business and its people.”

Dining is at the heart of what the Fitzsimmons Group are all about. Their four restaurants have a growing reputation for friendly, courteous staff, using local produce and regularly changing their menus.

Sourcing the finest ingredients from Ayrshire, one of the world’s best natural larders, the Fitzsimmons Group….

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