It’s a long drive but St Andrews has become Nashville’s kind of town. A golf-loving real estate development company from the American city has created something so special it will, from this summer, be unveiled as one of the most iconic views in world sport.

Three Scottish golf properties – Rusacks St Andrews, the Marine Hotel in Troon and the Marine North Berwick – were all bought by Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners last year.

When they re-open this summer after extensive renovations, two of the three properties will form AJ Capital’s new Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts, with Marine Troon joining next year.

At Rusacks, the views from a vast rooftop bar and restaurant constructed on top of an underground car park and taking in the first and 18th holes of the Old Course plus West Sands Beach will be jaw-dropping.

Each Marine & Lawn property will offer a luxurious base, weaving the legends of centuries of golf history into design details throughout each hotel.

“We’re excited to be providing travellers with distinct, once-in-a-lifetime experiences along the storied coasts of Scotland,” said Ben Weprin, AJ Capital’s Founder and CEO. 

“Our team has long been enamoured with the rugged beauty of the region and the rich history of Scottish golf and these properties will sing in celebration of these distinguished traditions. 

“From avid golfers and bucket list travellers to those looking for a leisurely long weekend, our properties will offer a welcome respite for all.”

AJ Capital has partnered with restaurant developer, White Rabbit Projects to launch and run all food and beverage outlets at Rusacks and Marine North Berwick. 

Each hotel will offer distinct destination dining options, providing epicurean experiences suited for locals and guests alike. 

White Rabbit Projects is behind some of the most exciting hospitality concepts in the U.K. including Kricket, Lina Stores and Island Poké. 

With input from local suppliers throughout Scotland, the range of culinary offerings will encompass restaurant, bar and café concepts.

“We’re committed to creating spaces worthy of the destinations they call home,” said Phillip Allen, AJ Capital’s Chief Development Officer, International Markets.

“Each Marine & Lawn property will distinctly balance past with the present, providing a level of excellence in service as distinguished as the prestigious golf courses synonymous with the region.”

Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts will join AJ Capital Partners’ growing portfolio of hotels throughout the United Kingdom. AJ Capital additionally owns and operates the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, England and the Cambridge Hotel in Cambridge, England, both of which will relaunch as part of Graduate Hotels in summer 2021.



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