Golf resort

UK chain to overhaul Scottish golf resort addition

Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners will reposition a recently purchased Scottish hotel to join its Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts collection.

The Dornoch Hotel in Dornoch, Scotland will be renamed Dornoch Station Hotel, in honor of the hotel’s original name dating back to 1902, the Station Hotel.

Complete renovations

The property will become the fifth under the Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts brand, a collection of bespoke hotels located in leading golf destinations.

The site is now closed and over the next few months will undergo extensive renovations to all 122 rooms, public areas, exterior and grounds, including the installation of a putting putting green, fire pits and additional outdoor amenities.

The Dornoch Station Hotel is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2023. During the renovation, the hotel will be redesigned and reconfigured to expand many smaller rooms. The completely renovated property will offer 89 more spacious rooms that reflect the standards of the Marine & Lawn brand. The property’s interior design will be led by AJ Capital’s in-house design team and will pay homage to the property’s rich history, distinct neighboring community and scenic views.

Steward of the historic property

Phillip Allen, President of Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are delighted to expand the Marine & Lawn collection with the addition of the Dornoch Station hotel. The hotel marks our fourth in Scotland and our first in the Scottish Highlands, a beautiful and rugged region steeped in history and myth.

“Few golf courses in the world can match the excellence and character of the Royal Dornoch, and we look forward to welcoming many of its visitors to our hotel. We are honored to be stewards of historic properties such as Dornoch Station and look forward to continuing its legacy for many years to come.

British channel

Launching in March 2021, Marine & Lawn locations include Rusacks St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland; Marine North Berwick in North Berwick, Scotland; Marine Troon in Troon, Scotland and Slieve Donard in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, which will be relaunched in spring 2023 after refurbishment.

Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts joins AJ Capital Partners’ growing portfolio of hotels across the UK. AJ Capital also owns and operates Graduate Hotels, which includes The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels in Oxford, England and Graduate Cambridge in Cambridge, England.