While most hotels across the UK are gearing up for Christmas, the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews is getting ready to undergo an extensive three month refurbishment programme, which will kick off on January 2.
The golf resort and spa hotel in Scotland will celebrate the festive season and Hogmanay before closing its doors to begin a renovation of its bedrooms and spa.
The programme will see the hotel’s 144 bedrooms transformed and its spa extended, with staff being given the opportunity to further develop their skills during the time the work takes place, with courses on offer such as placements, HIT scholarships and Kohler Stewardship and activities.
The Old Course’s public areas, including the Jigger Inn, Ham’s Hame restaurant and the Duke’s Golf Course and Clubhouse will remain open during the improvements.
Stephen Carter, general manager, said: “Our plan encompasses everything you would hope to see in a hotel room, plus so much more. We can’t wait to unveil the new look.”
The work will include new windows, lighting and air conditioning for the bedrooms, while the spa will feature a new pool and gym.
The Old Course Hotel was this year named Scotland’s Best Golf Hotel at the World Golf Awards.