Book a Hotel With a Fairway View in Scotland

Marine North Berwick, a Marine & Lawn hotel in Scotland

Marine North Berwick overlooks the West Links at North Berwick Golf Club. (Image: Marine & Lawn)

New luxury hotel group Marine & Lawn offers sweeping fairway views from three of Scotland’s most iconic hotels: Rusacks St. Andrews, Marine North Berwick, and Marine Troon.

Few golf properties can match the fairway views of Scotland’s new Marine & Lawn hotel group.

Formed in October 2020 by Chicago-based Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners following its purchase of the Marine Hotel in Troon, the hotel group’s trio of high-end properties includes Rusacks St. Andrews and Marine North Berwick.

Rusacks St Andrews, a Marine & Lawn hotel in Scotland

Rusacks St. Andrews, famous for its outlook over the 18th fairway of the Old Course, is adding a new wing with 44 rooms. (Image: Marine & Lawn)

The now rebranded Marine Troon is famous for its outlook over the opening and finishing holes of Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of nine Open Championships. Rusacks St. Andrews, meanwhile, overlooks the Old Course in the heart of golf’s spiritual home. And Marine North Berwick affords panoramic views of the West Links at renowned North Berwick Golf Club. All three properties are currently receiving extensive renovations, with plans to re-launch in full in the coming months.

Ben Weprin, founder and chief executive officer of AJ Capital Partners, says that the goal of Marine & Lawn is to offer “a hand-crafted hospitality experience. Our background is rooted in restoring iconic community landmarks and creating distinctive spaces for both locals and travellers alike.” In the United Kingdom, the private real estate company also owns and operates the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, and the Cambridge Hotel in Cambridge.

Purchased in November 2019, the former Macdonald Rusacks Hotel was the first of the three properties acquired by AJ Capital Partners. Renovations to the rebranded Rusacks St. Andrews will include a 42,000-square-foot new wing of the hotel (including 44 additional rooms), and a luxurious new rooftop bar.

Next came the February 2020 purchase of the former Macdonald Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick. Plans for the rebranded Marine North Berwick include six additional rooms, two food and drink venues, a large meeting and event space, and an indoor-outdoor spa and fitness centre.

Marine Troon, a Marine & Lawn hotel in Scotland

Set beside the finishing holes of Royal Troon Golf Club, Marine Troon is upgrading its rooms, event spaces, and fitness and leisure centre. (Image: Marine & Lawn)

And at Marine Troon, the chain’s newest acquisition, the major upgrade started by former proprietors Cannock Group and Stellar Asset Management is being completed and enhanced. The reimagined hotel will include revitalized guest rooms and restaurants, expanded meeting and event spaces, as well as an updated fitness and leisure center, complete with an indoor pool, squash court, sauna and steam facilities.

With renovations at the three Marine & Lawn properties now in full swing, just about all that remains unchanged are the fairway views.

 

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