Since opening its first hotel in Winchester, Hotel du Vin has created and defined the boutique experience in the UK. Two decades on, the group is showing no signs of slowing, and will celebrate its 20 year anniversary with the opening of its 15th hotel on the iconic golf greens of St Andrews.
With an opening date of 1 April 2014, this luxury hotel – perfectly positioned within the iconic scenery of St Andrews’ Old Town – will launch just in time for the summer’s most prestigious golf tournaments.
Situated just moments from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews’ 1st tee, the Old Town and the famous golden West Sands beach, this 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 this small Scottish town. 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.