New luxury hotel brand Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts has officially launched in the UK with the debut of two reimagined hotels in Scotland: Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick.
Founded by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, which also owns and operates Graduate Hotels, the properties are situated close to Scotland’s most prestigious golf courses making them ideal for corporate retreats and incentive groups.
Rusacks St Andrews features 120 rooms and unrivalled panoramic views of the world’s oldest golf course, celebrating 600 years of world-class golf history. The property offers three new restaurants – 18, The Bridge, and One Under Bar. Derek Johnstone, one of Scotland’s most renowned chefs and inaugural winner of MasterChef: The Professionals, will lead the kitchens as Executive Chef, championing local Scottish produce throughout his menus.
A rooftop and Scottish restaurant, 18 will specialise in the very best seasonal local produce. Using the restaurant’s state-of-the-art Robata grill, Johnstone’s menu will focus on open flame cooking and innovative game and seafood dishes. Situated on the fourth floor of the new extension, 18 will feature a full glass window, showcasing panoramic views across the Old Course, West Sands, and the North Sea.
The ground floor will house The Bridge, a more casual all-day dining option, continuing the theme of championing Scottish produce, while One Under Bar, an intimate, underground bar will serve pub favourites, beers, whiskies, and cocktails.
Overlooking the 16th hole of the historic West Links course of North Berwick Golf Club, Marine North Berwick offers 84 rooms, more than 500 square metres of extensive conference and events facilities for up to 200 guests, a walled garden and a spa, pool and fitness centre.
The Lawn, the property’s new restaurant with stunning coastal views, will be accompanied by a stylish, laid-back bar and lounge, The Bass Rock. MasterChef: The Professionals’ and National Chef of the Year finalist Chris Niven will head up The Lawn restaurant. With a seasonal menu designed around flavour and simplicity; the focus will be on the very best ingredients from East Lothian and the surrounding area.
Rusacks St Andrews and Marine North Berwick are joined by Marine Troon in Troon, Scotland. Marine Troon, on the Ayrshire Coast, will remain open throughout 2021 and reopen in 2022 following a refurbishment as part of its relaunch as part of the Marine & Lawn collection. The 89-room hotel provides unobstructed views of the 1st and 18th fairways of Royal Troon’s Old Course, which has played host to nine Open Championships.