Fairmont St Andrews to reopen this month after multi-million pound upgrade project

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Five-star hotel, Fairmont St Andrews is expected to reopen its doors this month to guests following a multi-million pound transformation.

The hotel, part of AccorHotels, has now completed its renovation project, which has seen a newly-designed atrium, Kittock’s Bar and restaurant created, as well as the hotel’s 220 bedrooms and 19 suites, including the Kingdom of Fife presidential suite given a makeover.

John Keating, general manager at Fairmont St Andrews, said: “This renovation has been a huge undertaking across the hotel; I’m extremely proud and excited to see the public areas looking so resplendent, they’ve already made a huge difference in opening space and the feel has been well received.”

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The 80ft high glass topped atrium, which doubles as an event space, is now hosting the newly-launched Savoy Afternoon Tea.

The revealing of new interiors follows the appointment of Gerard Chouet as head pastry chef, formerly of two Michelin-star restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, and Hotel Tresanton. Chouet will be overseeing the new Savoy Afternoon Tea.

The focal point of the newly refurbished atrium is ‘Zephyr’, a light installation by London-based artist George Singer in collaboration with Onformative.

Singer said: “Zephyr is designed to reflect the crashing waves, the flocks of starlings, the long wind-blown grasses, the spring blossom, the shoals of fish, the rolling hills, the clouds and the sheer energy, beauty, and dynamism of the east coast of Scotland.”

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