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Trump pledges to turn Turnberry into Europe’s ‘finest’ hotel

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May 1 2014

Trump pledges to turn Turnberry into Europe’s ‘finest’ hotel
Billionaire American property developer Donald Trump has pledged to transform the Turnberry golf resort into Europe’s ‘finest’ hotel after snapping up the resort from Dubai based Leisurecorp for an undisclosed sum.

The move is expected to foreshadow a refurbishment programme as Trump seeks to upgrade facilities at the complex; which currently include a hotel, three golf courses, a spa and self-catering accommodation.

In a statement Trump said: “I intend to invest many millions of dollars (pounds) in order to bring the hotel to the highest levels of luxury.
"When completed, I believe that the Turnberry Hotel will be the finest and most luxurious hotel in all of Europe.”

The move follows the stalled development of a club house and wider master plan for Trump’s Menie Estate which has been put on the back burner owing to a dispute over an offshore windfarm.

Turnberry was last revamped at the hands of 3DReid Architects in 2009.

7 Comments

Trumps Wig
#1 Posted by Trumps Wig on 1 May 2014 at 15:50 PM
I am sure I heard rumours of a Planning Application for wind turbines in the Firth of Clyde.......
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 1 May 2014 at 18:49 PM
if the hotel becomes as big, brash & tacky as his ego then god help Turnberry...
Tiger
#3 Posted by Tiger on 1 May 2014 at 21:21 PM
Turnberry is already pretty expensive, It'll be a shame when Mr Trump makes it more expensive to the point that it becomes too exclusive!
david wilson
#4 Posted by david wilson on 2 May 2014 at 21:33 PM
Trump just wants to own a golf club where the Open Championship is played. It's nothing but a massive ego trip.

Having seen the plans for his 'hotel' at Menie, I'm pessimistic that his ownership will be a great boost for Turnberry.

Any local houses bordering the course should expect the planting of 30 foot tall conifers on their boundary pretty sharpish.
Cadmonkey
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 3 May 2014 at 00:09 AM
Good news greeted with negativity and pessimism so quickly. If you understand geography and economics this is surely a positive news story. And by the way, in case you hadn't noticed Turnberry is already pretty much one of the most exclusive hotels in Scotland, and what is wrong with that?
Senga
#6 Posted by Senga on 6 May 2014 at 13:42 PM
turn over? roll over for the comb over
Checko
#7 Posted by Checko on 12 May 2014 at 12:15 PM
I bet the Premier Inn at Pacific Quay is worried that this might take its title

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