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Dornoch Hotel sold to American real estate firm: Business to reopen next summer after extensive renovations


By Caroline McMorran

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An American private real estate and hospitality company has bought the Dornoch Hotel, it was announced today.

Nashville based Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners said the property would join Marine & Lawn Hotels and Resorts – a collection of bespoke hotels located in premier golf destinations.

The Dornoch Hotel is now closed for extensive renovations by its new owners and is expected to reopen next summer. The hotel is the first in the Highlands to become part of Marine & Lawns Hotels and Resorts.
The Dornoch Hotel is now closed for extensive renovations by its new owners and is expected to reopen next summer. The hotel is the first in the Highlands to become part of Marine & Lawns Hotels and Resorts.

The Dornoch Hotel, which was in the ownership of Bespoke Hotels, is the fifth property in the Marine & Lawn portfolio and the first in the Highlands.

It is now closed for renovations and is expected to reopen next summer.

Marine & Lawn president Phillip Allen said the 122-room property would "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".

He added: "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.

"The fully renovated property will offer 89 more spacious rooms that reflect the Marine & Lawn brand standards."

AJ Capital is to reposition the property as Dornoch Station Hotel, honouring the hotel's original name dating back to 1902.

Launched in March 2021, Marine & Lawn includes Rusacks St Andrews; Marine North Berwick; Marine Troon; and Slieve Donard in County Down in Northern Ireland.

Bespoke Hotels took over the Dornoch Hotel from Shearings around 2017, and continued to accommodate mainly coach parties, tours and groups.

Company chairman Haydn Fentum said in February last year that a £5million renovation would take place should the Coul Links golf plan come to fruition.


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