Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners today announce the acquisition of The Dornoch Hotel in Dornoch, Scotland. The property will join Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts, a collection of bespoke hotels located in the world’s most premier golf destinations. AJ Capital will reposition the property as Dornoch Station hotel, honouring the hotel’s original name dating back to 1902, the Station Hotel. The hotel is now closed and for the next several months it will undergo comprehensive renovations of all guest rooms, public spaces, exterior and grounds including the installation of a putting green, fire pits and additional outdoor amenities.
“We are thrilled to expand the Marine & Lawn collection with the addition of the Dornoch Station hotel,” said Phillip Allen, President, Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts. “The hotel marks our fourth in Scotland and our first in the Scottish Highlands, a beautiful and rugged area steeped in history and myth. Few golf courses in the world can match Royal Dornoch’s excellence and character, and we are eager to welcome many of its visitors to our hotel. We’re honoured to be stewards of historic properties such as Dornoch Station and look forward to continuing its legacy for many years to come.”
Positioned in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and a short walk to the first tee of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the Dornoch Station hotel is the fifth property in the Marine & Lawn collection, joining Rusacks St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland; Marine North Berwick in North Berwick, Scotland; Marine Troon in Troon, Scotland; and Slieve Donard in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland.
The hotel is expected to reopen in the summer of 2023. During renovations, the 122-room hotel will be reimagined and reconfigured to expand many of the smaller guest rooms. The fully renovated property will offer 89 more spacious rooms that reflect the Marine & Lawn brand standards. Interior design of the property will be led by AJ Capital’s in-house design team and will pay homage to the property’s rich history, distinct neighbouring community, and scenic views.
Exuding old-world charm, Dornoch is a small seaside destination in the historic county of Sutherland, accessible along Scotland’s popular North Coast 500 driving route. Dornoch Station hotel sits on four picturesque acres just a short walk from the first fairway of Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the crown jewel of golf in the Scottish Highlands. Ranked the third best golf course in the world by Golf Digest, golfers from around the world make the pilgrimage to Dornoch to play the beautiful, historic course that Old Tom Morris helped design and where Donald Ross learned to play the game. In addition to several notable golf courses, the hotel is near local attractions like Dornoch Beach, the 13th-century Dornoch Cathedral, Glenmorangie distillery and Dunrobin Castle.
Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts is a collection of bespoke hotels located in the world’s most premier golf destinations. Each property establishes a one-of-a-kind setting for guests, weaving the legends of centuries of golf history into design details throughout each hotel. Launched in March 2021, Marine & Lawn includes Rusacks St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland; Marine North Berwick in North Berwick, Scotland; Marine Troon in Troon Scotland and Slieve Donard in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland (relaunching in spring 2023).
Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts joins AJ Capital Partners’ growing portfolio of hotels throughout the United Kingdom. AJ Capital additionally owns and operates Graduate Hotels®, which includes The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels® in Oxford, England and Graduate Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
For more information about Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts visit www.marineandlawn.com