Hotel du Vin to Open First Luxury Hotel in Heart of St Andrews

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    Since the opening of its first hotel in Winchester, Hotel du Vin created and defined the boutique experience in the UK. Now, 20 years later, the group once again proves that it has not slowed down – and will celebrate the past two decades brilliantly – with the opening of their 15th hotel on the iconic golf greens of St Andrews. On 1 April 2014 Hotel du Vin St Andrews will be the first luxury hotel within St Andrews’ Old Town, perfectly positioned, just in time for the summer’s most prestigious golf tournaments. Hotel du Vin is already an integral part of the town’s community and history, offering an unbeatable location in the historic town of St Andrews. Only moments from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews’ 1st tee, the Old Town and the famous golden West Sands beach, the traditional stone and slate hotel provides guests with the best views of St Andrews – be it from the Bistro, bar or bedrooms.

    Dark leathers and subtle patterns adorn the 22 spacious bedrooms and the same custom-made, Egyptian cotton beds, flat screen TVs and Lavazza coffee machines that are expected of Hotel du Vin welcome guests in St Andrews. En suites, made even more special by Miller Harris exclusive ‘Terre du Vin’ products, feature large, monsoon showers while some boast the much-loved freestanding, roll top bathtubs.

    Continuing the ‘restaurant with rooms’ concept, the heart of Hotel du Vin St Andrews will be its Bistro. Overlooking the crashing waves of St Andrews Bay, the Bistro will serve Hotel du Vin’s signature French-inspired menu for lunch and dinner with an emphasis on quality wine. An extensive list of Champagnes and wines will be carefully selected by Hotel du Vin St Andrews’ expert sommelier, and each will be closely matched with the items on the Bistro’s seasonally changing menus. Located just a few steps away is the hotel’s cosy bar, where afternoon tea and pre or post dinner drinks can be enjoyed in great company.

    Sensitively merging traditional and contemporary styles – which Hotel du Vin has shown to do well in each of their previous refurbishments – the St Andrews property will refresh the interiors of next-door Ma Bells public house. The pub has been a long-standing feature in the town, having served countless students, golfers, locals and visitors since its inception. Over the coming months, Hotel du Vin will develop a menu of traditional pub fayre worthy of the large selection of beers, ales and Scottish whiskies served throughout the day.

    Daniel Fountain / 26.03.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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