Hotel enhancement is in the air in St. Andrews, Scotland where one major property has completed a renovation and another recently announced an expansion. In addition, the Dunvegan Hotel has been sold.
Here are the highlights:
Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa Debuts Refurbishment
Reopened in mid-April 2017 (it was closed from January 2, 2017), the enhancement program included creating beautiful new bedroom interiors in its 144 rooms as well as new windows, lighting and air conditioning and expanding its spa. Additional guestroom amenities include more ergonomic electrical outlets for flexible working, closet lighting and full-size mirrors. The award-winning Kohler Waters spa added a new lap pool and gym.
Iconic Macdonald Rusacks Hotel Plans Expansion
Macdonald Hotels has been granted planning permission for a 44-suite extension to the Rusacks Hotel, overlooking the 18th green at the Old Course. The expansion is slated to include a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace as well as glass-fronted suites allowing visitors to see golf’s most historic course up-close.
Dunvegan Hotel & Pub Has Been Sold
The popular, unofficial 19th hole for the Old Course, which was owned and operated by Jack and Sheena Willoughby for 23 years, has been sold. According to reports in the Scotsman newspaper, the buyers are “golfing enthusiasts from Canada and the U.S.” and they plan to continue “business as usual” at this legendary property.