I have been following this renovation process of the Hamilton Grand (see above) for over a year now, and have written articles for Luxist on the process and progress of this unique renovation project.
Just yesterday more news: Kohler Co. announced the official development plans for Hamilton Grand, one of golf's most historic buildings. Located adjacent to the 255 year old Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, Hamilton Grand overlooks the 18th Green of the Old Course, The West Sands Beach and the Bay of St. Andrews. When finished, Hamilton Grand will become the fourth historic property restored and renovated by Kohler Co.
Last year, Kohler Co., through its subsidiary, The Old Course Limited, purchased Hamilton Grand, In conjunction with the Kingdom of Fife, the county where St. Andrews is located. Kohler Co. then held a two-day public consultation, where it welcomed St. Andrews citizens to learn more about the plans and to provide feedback for restoring the building. The meetings were met with significant interest and support, providing meaningful discourse between developer and community.
Together, new plans were conceptualized and created.