Former Perth Racecourse manager plans £1.5m boutique hotel


The former general manager at Perth Racecourse in Scotland has revealed that foundations are now being put in place for a new £1.5m boutique hotel, which will see his hospitality dream become a reality.

Sixty-year-old Sam Morshead, a former jockey himself, handed over the reins of the prestigious racecourse in December after 25 years, and is now focused on completing his hotel project on site at the adjacent Scone Palace.

The £1.5m boutique hotel will consist of 26 bedrooms, with the structure due to start being built in February and an opening date pencilled in for April.

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While Morshead left his role at the Racecourse to take retirement, he will be a ‘consultant’ for the new hotel, bar and cafe at the site, which he expects will be busy all year round when it opens.

Speaking to The Courier, he said: “Stable staff will love it. But it will also be a real bonus for our conference and banqueting people.”