St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel seeks planning for extension ahead of 2021 Open Championship

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Old Course Hotel has submitted planning permission for an extension ahead of 2021 when The Open championship returns to St Andrews.

The five-star, 144-bedroom hotel has applied to create a new luxury rooftop penthouse suite, 31 new bedrooms, conference and function rooms, in a bid to capitalise on the boost in trade when the famous golfing event begins.

Fife Council will deliberate the plans before coming to a decision in the coming weeks.

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Other improvements at the iconic hotel include the relocation of staff office accommodation, extra car parking and enhancements to internal areas.

The bedrooms will have golf course and sea views, with a number of existing bedrooms on the first and second floor due to be refurbished.

A statement from Gray Planning and Development, on behalf of Old Course Limited, described the application as a “further significant planned investment” for the hotel.

The Kohler Company, owners of the hotel since 2004, has undertaken several refurbishment and extension projects in recent years, including a £17m development in 2017 and a £8 new spa in 2018.

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