Tennis legend Andy Murray embarks on a new journey as a hotel businessman as he purchased a luxury hotel located in his hometown of Dunblane in Scotland. The number one tennis player of Britain earlier planned to purchase the hotel after his brother Jamie Murray got married in 2010.
The Cromlix House Hotel in Scotland costs around £1.8 million and has 50 acres of woodlands in Dunblane. Murray plans the hotel to re-open by the next spring. He also hopes to return the luxury hotel to its former glory as a leading hotel in the Dunblane community. He plans to attract new visitors in the area, create an influx of jobs for the community, and spur new local businesses in his hometown.
Andy Murray purchased the hotel saying that he also intends to give back something to the community he grew up in.
The opening date is set to the opening of the 2014 Ryder Cup, which is only a short drive away from the hotel as the event would be held in Gleneagles.
The hotel would be boasting a new Chez Roux restaurant, which Murray hopes will bring the hotel to a five-star ranking. It currently has 14 bedroom suites, a reception hall, a chapel, two drawing rooms, a conservatory, dining room, library and meeting rooms.
The former owners of the hotel were the Eden Family. The family run the hotel for 30 years and they were happy Andy Murray took interest in the venue. Aside from being a world-class tennis player, the family also expressed that they are glad that a local of the community itself would be running the business from here on.