Fairmont St Andrews to invest £10m in revamp

One of Scotland's leading hotels, Fairmont St Andrews is to invest £10m in the refurbishment of its Fife-based 209-bedroom venue next year.

Commencing in January 2016, the refurbishment programme has been planned to maximise the experience for guests and will be carried out in phases so as not to interrupt normal business at the hotel.

The work will begin with the remodelling of the Kittocks Den Bar, the lobby and the atrium followed by the corridors and bathrooms.

The 520-acre estate boasts two championship golf courses and impressive conference and event facilities. The hotel is a major draw for US, Chinese and European guests who consider St. Andrews one of the most significant golf locations to visit, as well as an in-demand venue for business meetings and private milestone events.

Opened in 2001, the hotel is a major local employer and helps to contribute to 9% of the local workforce, with tourism revenues in Fife valued at £98m per annum.

The hotel is owned by Kennedy Wilson Europe and operated by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company with hotels around the world including The Savoy in London, The Plaza in New York and Raffles in Singapore.