Sports investment and management experts, Leisurecorp, have taken ownership of the Turnberry Resort in Scotland that will see £30 million invested on renovation work.

Turnberry has transferred from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to Leisurecorp ahead of next season’s 138th Open Championship at the famous Scottish links course.  

And the £30 million refurbishment plan will see the 101-year-old hotel undergo extensive work to restore it to the original vision of architect James Miller.

Interior designer, Mary Fox Linton, will lead the refurbishment in conjunction with a heritage consultant to ensure that the building’s heritage is maintained.  

Alan Rogers, Leisurecorp’s Group CEO said: “Turnberry is a significant addition to our property portfolio and we take seriously our responsibility to restoring the hotel and facilities to its former glory.

“When the eyes of the world fall upon Turnberry next summer, we are determined that the venue will stand tall with pride, taking its rightful place as one of the top golf courses in the world.”

Leisurecorp’s portfolio already includes the likes of Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai’s premier residential golf community, and after the renovation at the Turnberry Resort, the property will become a member of its Luxury Collection.