Having obtained all the necessary planning and listed building consents, work is scheduled to begin at the end of June 2019 on external areas including windows, roofs and stonework. Internal works to all 89 bedrooms, reception area, restaurant and bar are scheduled to follow on later in the year.
It is anticipated that the first phase of works will take between 11 – 15 months to complete, enabling the refurbished hotel to be fully operational to welcome the AIG Women’s British Open to be held at The Royal Troon Golf Club in August 2020. The hotel will remain open and operate throughout the renovation works.
Jonathan Gain, CEO of Stellar Asset Management said: “We are incredibly excited that we have reached a stage where we can now announce our plans and commitment to sympathetically restoring this iconic Ayrshire hotel back to its former glory.
“Further showcasing our commitment to this project, we are proud to announce that we have appointed award-winning Scottish interior design company, ICA, to deliver a design that exudes best-in-class elegance, comfort and taste whilst retaining a subtle Scottish theme throughout the hotel.”
Colin Richards, The Marine Hotel general manager, said: “Speaking on behalf of the entire team here at The Marine Hotel we are looking forward to starting this exciting project and are committed to working in partnership with all parties to put the hotel firmly back on the map, both locally and on an international level.”