Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts has officially launched in the UK with the debut of twocompletely renovated hotels in Scotland – Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick.
This new collection of bespoke hotels in the world’s most distinguished golfing destinations will offer global travellers once-in-a-lifetime experiences along the scenic beaches of Scotland’s golf coast.
Rusacks St Andrews is now open for overnight stays, with full food & beverage offerings opening in September – including “18”, the new rooftop restaurant overlooking the Old Course, led by Executive Chef Derek Johnstone, the inaugural winner of MasterChef: The Professionals’. Marine North Berwick, along with its new restaurant “The Lawn” led by National Chef of the Year finalist Chris Niven, will open in September as well.
“We’re thrilled to be opening the first Marine & Lawn properties and to provide travellers with unforgettable journeys to the most prolific leisure destinations in Scotland,” said Ben Weprin, AJ Capital Partners founder and CEO. “Our team is extremely passionate about creating memorable gathering spaces, and it has been an honour to bring a new hospitality experience to some of the most coveted and historic destinations in the world. We can’t wait to host guests as they embark upon unmatched golfing experiences in these incredible locations.”
Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick properties have seen a complete renovation and redesign across all guest rooms, public spaces and food and beverage venues. Led by AJ Capital Partners’ in-house interior design studio, both properties take design inspiration from each destination’s coastal positioning and rich golf history.
While each property encapsulates a classic and timeless design, guests will notice nods to traditional Scottish patterns throughout the buildings to create a sense of locality. Timeless
materials – that are attributed to the sport of golf – such as wood, pine, mahogany, brass, velvet, marble, leather and wool are used throughout the design. Honing in on the rich history of the game, the design team focused on telling these stories through art and whimsical nods woven into discreet details, such as engraved historical mottos and hidden messages.
Marine & Lawn has partnered with restaurant developer White Rabbit Projects to launch and run all food and beverage outlets at Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick. Each hotel offers a variety of dining options, providing epicurean experiences suited for locals and guests alike. With input from local suppliers throughout Scotland, the range of culinary offerings will encompass restaurant, bar and café concepts.
“We are incredibly excited to be working with AJ Capital to launch these unique restaurants at the Marine & Lawn properties,” said Chris Miller, founder and CEO at White Rabbit Projects. “We have built a hugely talented team led by two of Scotland’s most exciting Chefs – Derek Johnstone and Chris Niven – championing the exceptional quality of local ingredients. These are landmark hotels and it’s an honour to have the opportunity to help develop their food and beverage with the goal of creating truly memorable hospitality experiences.”