A marina owner and developer in Ayrshire is to open its first hotel that will be created to resemble a collection of moored yachts.
Yacht Havens Group is to open the Salt House Hotel at Troon in Ayrshire early next year in a bid to make its locations ‘more accessible to new visitors’ and open up new revenue streams.
The new hotel will feature 10 Scandi-Scot suites influenced by Scandinavian timber homes and traditional Scottish boathouses overlooking the harbour.
Each one will also feature fabrics and wallpaper created from blueprints of different yachts designed by William Fife III.
Stephen Bennie, manager of Troon Yacht Haven, said: “With nine marinas firmly established in premier locations around the UK, our focus has turned to finding vibrant and complementary ways to open up our waterfront locations to make them accessible to new visitors and, of course, create added opportunities for our berth holders.
“After dipping our toes in the water successfully with a restaurant, pub and floating pods, we were keen to open up the beautiful setting of Troon Yacht Haven and create something very special for those looking for relaxed luxury when staying away from home.”
Yacht Havens Group, which was established in 1972, owns and operates nine marinas around the UK and in Europe and has developed each of their locations to suit the local market, from offices to eateries and retail.