The capital investment will mean stunning new interiors for all of the public areas as well as all bathrooms and suites.
The result will see the existing atrium area transformed with new features including the installation of a stunning bespoke lighting sculpture by renowned designer George Singer. The renovation will marry modern interior design with St. Andrews’ legacy as the ‘Home of Golf’ and will draw on the skills of local artisans and workers.
Commencing in January 2016, the refurbishment programme has been planned to maximise the experience for leisure, corporate and event guests at one of Scotland’s leading hotels and will be carried out in phases so as not to interrupt normal business at the hotel. The refurbishment will begin with the re-modelling of the Kittocks Den Bar, the lobby and the atrium followed by the corridors and bathrooms.
John Keating, Fairmont St Andrews general manager said, "We are committed to ensuring the hotel remains one of the most prestigious resort properties in Europe and therefore are continuing to invest to ensure our bedrooms and facilities exceed guest expectations."
The 520-acre estate has commanding views over the Tay Estuary, the North Sea and the St Andrews medieval skyline as well as boasting 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.