RPW Design unveils stage one of multi million pound makeover of five-star Fairmont St Andrews


Fairmont St Andrews, the five-star resort in Scotland, has now unveiled the first stage of its multi million pound makeover, with RPW Design heading up the restyle.

The work at the hotel officially began in January and is said to cost in excess of £10m when it is completed in June 2017.

Stage one included a complete redesign of the hotel’s Atrium, incorporating a bespoke 60m long ceiling sculpture by artist George Singer, a new restaurant and the Kittock’s Den Bar.

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RPW Design’s renovation was inspired by the history and landscapes of St Andrews, with upholstery and fabrics selected from revered Scottish companies such as Andrew Muirhead and Bute Fabrics.

The new restaurant has been given a new colour palette with dramatic lighting and hues of pine and sage greens with hints of gold to create a sense of luxury.

The aim for the lobby area was to create a warmer space and so the dividing wall between the reception and bar area was removed to create a new coffee bar. The new copper coffee bar has been designed by RPW Design to encourage communal working or drinking.

Elizabeth Lane, director of projects, said: “It is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the revival of this hotel property which simply has a breath-taking location which we have made a focal point in the renovation. We are extremely happy to be working with Kennedy Wilson and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts on this project.”

John Keating, general manager at Fairmont St Andrews commented: “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. The refurbishment is part of a wider investment throughout the resort over the next 12 months which will ensure Fairmont St Andrews remains one of Scotland’s leading luxury hotels, from the interior and exterior surroundings, to our personalised service.”

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