Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts launches in the UK with two openings


Rusacks St Andrews is now open

UK: Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts has officially launched in the UK with the debut of two reimagined hotels in Scotland: Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick.

The new collection of bespoke hotels in some of the world’s most distinguished golfing destinations will offer global travellers the opportunity to experience the scenic beaches of Scotland’s golf coast.

Housing 120 guest rooms, Rusacks St Andrews is now open for overnight stays, with full food and beverage offerings opening in September – including ’18’, the new rooftop restaurant overlooking the Old Course, led by executive chef Derek Johnstone, the inaugural winner of MasterChef: The Professionals. Accommodation rates start from £219.00 per room, including full Scottish breakfast and VAT.

Marine North Berwick, along with its new restaurant ‘The Lawn’ led by National Chef of the Year finalist Chris Niven, is also opening in September.

The property will offer 84 guest rooms, two unique food and beverage concepts, a spa, pool and fitness centre, and 6000 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces. Reservations are now live and starting rates begin at £189.00 per room per night, including full Scottish breakfast and VAT.

Ben Weprin, AJ Capital Partners founder and CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening the first Marine & Lawn properties and to provide travellers with unforgettable journeys to the most prolific leisure destinations in Scotland. Our team is extremely passionate about creating memorable gathering spaces, and it has been an honour to bring a new hospitality experience to some of the most coveted and historic destinations in the world.

“We can’t wait to host guests as they embark upon unmatched golfing experiences in these incredible locations,” he added.

Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick properties have undergone a complete renovation and redesign across all guest rooms, public spaces and food and beverage venues.

Led by AJ Capital Partners’ in-house interior design studio, both properties take design inspiration from each destination’s coastal positioning, rich golf history and legendary storytelling. While each property encapsulates a classic and timeless design, guests will notice nods to traditional Scottish patterns throughout the buildings to create a sense of locality. 

In addition, Marine & Lawn has partnered with restaurant developer White Rabbit Projects to launch and run all food and beverage outlets at Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick. Each hotel offers a variety of dining options, providing epicurean experiences for locals and guests alike.

Chris Miller, founder and CEO at White Rabbit Projects, said: “We are incredibly excited to be working with AJ Capital to launch these unique restaurants at the Marine & Lawn properties. We have built a hugely talented team led by two of Scotland’s most exciting chefs – Derek Johnstone and Chris Niven – championing the exceptional quality of local ingredients.

“These are landmark hotels and it’s an honour to have the opportunity to help develop their food and beverage with the goal of creating truly memorable hospitality experiences,” he added.

The two hotel openings are joined by Marine Troon in Troon on the Ayrshire Coast, which will reopen in 2022 following a refurbishment as part of its relaunch for the Marine & Lawn collection.

Incorporating 89 guest rooms, Marine Troon will offer two unique food and beverage concepts, meeting and event spaces, and a fitness and leisure centre with an indoor pool, squash court, sauna and steam facilities. The hotel will provide unobstructed views of the 1st and 18th fairways of Royal Troon’s Old Course, which has played host to nine Open Championships.

Owned by Adventurous Journeys [AJ] Capital Partners, Marine & Lawn joins AJ Capital’s growing portfolio of hotels throughout the United Kingdom. AJ Capital additionally owns and operates Graduate Hotels, which recently launched The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels in Oxford, and Graduate Cambridge in Cambridge.

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