CRU Holdings' Top Talent Treated to Turkish Adventure

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Cru Holdings, a leading hospitality and travel company in the Highlands of Scotland jetted off on their annual Award Winners Retreat, where 8 lucky award winners joined the executive team in Turkey this March. 

Following the annual Team Achievement and Recognition Awards which took place in February at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness, all employees of the year from CRU Hospitality and Murray Travel were invited to join the executive team for 4 nights at an all-inclusive, five-star retreat where they experienced some of the best hospitality that the resort of Side on the Turkish Riviera has to offer.

The group stayed at the stunning 5-star Side Star Hotel where they enjoyed relaxing in the sun next to the tropical-style pools, blissful spa treatments, an extensive range of delicious food from the numerous restaurants and of course the great range of drinks available from the hotel bars.

Managing Director, Scott Murray said “It’s always great being able to take the team away to one of my favourite destinations to convey our appreciation for all of their hard work. It’s a great opportunity to discover how world-class hospitality is delivered in other parts of the world which always helps to inspire our operations going forward.”

Day one started with some racing action as everyone headed off to do some go-karting. After splitting into two groups, each team got ready to go head-to-head on the track. Miraculously, no major injuries were sustained as it appeared that some team members forgot about the difference between go-karting and bumper cars. It was too close to decide on the winners, so everyone headed back to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day by the pool or in the spa.

The following days saw the team enjoying a guided tour from Scott around the Side old town and Antalya’s historic old town exploring the ruins, taking in the beautiful views, and of course stopping for a few cocktails on route. After a delicious meal back at the hotel, everyone got their glad rags on and headed out for an evening of drinks, dancing, and of course some karaoke.

With food always on the agenda, the highlight of the evening was an impressive 8-course tasting menu at the chef’s table at the stunning Alma Restaurant. Each course showcased unique and exquisite flavours with the service being second to none.

The team then enjoyed the beautiful sunset in more of the luxurious surroundings at Alma before letting the evening continue well into the small hours.

This was truly a trip to remember with each of the award winners feeling incredibly thankful to be part of a company that shows its staff as much appreciation as CRU Holdings does.

The award winners said “We would like to say a massive thank you to both Scott, Ross and Grant who came along on the retreat as well as everyone else involved for the amazing opportunity. We are all coming home with great memories and feeling closer as a team. It has truly been a trip to remember.”

From its headquarters in Strothers Lane, Cru Holdings has won numerous awards both for its approach to staff welfare and innovative business practices. For more information, visit 

Picture caption: The award winners and executive team on the Turkish Riviera

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5 April, 2024 | Sun Dancer


5 April, 2024 | Sun Dancer


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