Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meldrum House Hotel & Country House chairman Bob Edwards shaking hands with Sir Alex Ferguson after the Manchester United manager had performed the official opening ceremony. They are flanked by brothers Davie and Terry Buchan, members of the Meldrum House Hotel & Country House board of directors.

Sir Alex Ferguson opens luxury suites in renovated
stable block at Meldrum House Country Hotel

Sir Alex Ferguson visited Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf Course to launch the renovated 17th century stable block last week (4 November).
Meldrum House, which has invested £2.5 million in a development programme, has transformed the stable block into 13 modern, luxury suites for guests as part of the investment, augmenting the nine already available at Meldrum House itself and five rooms in the historic Chain Lodge.
In addition, the A-listed stable block, which dates back to 1628, also houses new conference facilities that can accommodate up to 50 delegates. The conference centre has an impressive vaulted ceiling and is fully equipped – including sound and IT systems – for the modern corporate and residential conference markets.
The Manchester United manager joined members of the golf club for a round of golf at the 18-hole course in the afternoon before joining 100 guests for the official opening.
Bob Edwards, chairman of Meldrum House. said: “We are delighted Sir Alex was able to take the time out of his busy schedule to open The Stables and join us for a round of golf. We continually strive to raise the bar in terms of the facilities. By making significant investment in the stable block and the accommodation at the hotel we can create a closer relationship between the hotel, conference and weddings, short breaks and our golf offering.
“The course is in fantastic condition as is our clubhouse, practice facilities, tuition services and all- round package. With additional top class accommodation, conference room and our plans for a spa and permanent banqueting options we are well placed to create an unrivalled experience for our visitors.
"We foresee Meldrum House complementing the proposed golf developments at Donald Trump’s Menie Estate, Ury, Blairs and Hazlehead that would put Aberdeenshire on the world map as premier golf tourism destination.”
Sir Alex, said: “I am delighted to be back in the North-east and visiting Meldrum House. It was great to get the opportunity to play the course. The new facilities are very impressive, successfully complementing the hotel’s other facilities.”
Meldrum House Golf Club celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, which coincided with the spectacular 18-hole course becoming the first in the North-east of Scotland and one of only a handful of courses in Scotland that measures more than 7,000 yards, the benchmark by which talented golfers measure their ability.
It now ranks alongside Muirfield, Kingsbarns, Royal Troon, St Andrews and the Gleneagles Centenary Course in the select group.
The extended course, designed by local golf architect Graeme Webster, now measures 7,024 yards (up from 6,375 yards) and is the first 7,000-yard plus course in the North-east.



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