Turnberry hotel and golf course primed for £200m renovation

Model bedroom, Trump TurnberryThe Turnberry resort in Ayrshire has officially closed its doors as work commences on a £200 million renovation to the hotel building and Ailsa golf course.

Now called Trump Turnberry, following its acquisition from US tycoon Donlad Trump last year, the resort’s historic 1906 hotel will undergo a complete renovation, restoration and remodelling of all guestrooms, suites, corridors, restaurants and public spaces. Additionally, Trump Turnberry will soon boast a 500 person grand ballroom.

Changes to the Ailsa Championship course are also now underway starting with the dramatic renovation of the 9th hole.

Eric Trump, executive vice president of development and acquisitions for The Trump Organization, and son of Donald, said: “My father and I have assembled a world-class team consisting of the best architects, contractors and restoration specialists. When completed, Trump Turnberry will be the most luxurious hotel anywhere in the UK and beyond. Having already completed vast renovations to the magnificent golf clubhouse and select public areas, we are thrilled to move into the second phase of our major renovation.”

Fife-based project management company Hardies and contractors ISG have been appointed to carry out the renovation.

The Turnberry Lighthouse will also undergo dramatic and exciting changes with the creation of the highly anticipated Presidential Suite, which will provide unprecedented views of Ailsa Craig and the Firth of Clyde.

Trump Turnberry is expected to re-open in June 2016.

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