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Fairmont St Andrews to begin £10m refurbishment

19 November 2015 by
Fairmont St Andrews to begin £10m refurbishment

The five-star, 209-bedroom Fairmont St Andrews hotel in Scotland is to begin a £10m refurbishment programme in January 2016.

The project will take 18 months and focus on updating the hotel's interior, including all the public areas, plus every bathroom and suite. The Kittocks Den Bar, lobby, and atrium will be the first spaces to be remodelled, and will be carried out in phases designed to cause minimum disruption.

New features within the atrium area will include a bespoke lighting sculpture by designed George Singer, and will also incorporate work by local artisans in its modern design, as well as drawing on the site's legacy as a golfing centre.

Opened in 2001, and operated by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, the hotel is set within 520 acres of grounds, with views over the Tay Estuary, North Sea, and town of St Andrews. It was bought in August 2014 for £32.4m by Kennedy Wilson Europe after being put on the market for offers around £35m in June that year.

John Keating, Fairmont St Andrews general manager, said: "We are committed to ensuring the hotel remains one of the most prestigious resort properties in Europe and therefore are continuing to invest to ensure our bedrooms and facilities exceed guest expectations."

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