TROON SELECTED TO MANAGE FAIRMONT ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

Posted on March 09, 2015





Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC, owner of Fairmont St Andrews, to manage golf operations at the championship venue located at the "home of golf." Adding another world-class facility to its international division, the announcement follows continued successes across Troon's 43-strong collection of internationally managed properties, reaffirming its market-leading position.

Set on a unique 520-acre coastal Scottish estate, in a region steeped in history, Fairmont St Andrews features a five-star luxury resort offering visitors the perfect golfing oasis with access to two championship golf courses. Overlooking the North Sea, The Kittocks and The Torrance courses will benefit from Troon's all-encompassing knowledge-set for unsurpassed golf course conditioning.

"We look forward to working closely with the golf and hotel teams on-site to further improve standards and build on the solid base that has been created since it first opened," said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, managing director, Troon International Operations. "Fairmont St Andrews joins a fine collection of Troon-facilities in the UK, becoming our second Scottish venue and sitting alongside the likes of Prince's Golf Club, The Grove and Centurion Club, the only Troon Privé club in the U.K."

The elegant hotel boasts more than 200 lavish guest rooms, each providing an authentic Scottish theme. Accompanying the residential options, guests can sample dining from a plethora of outlets, including La Cucina with its contemporary Italian dining experience. The fully-serviced clubhouse, which affords a stunning cliff-top setting with views over St Andrews Bay, provides an excellent end to any round.

The luxurious Signature Spa completes the offering at Fairmont St Andrews, which also boasts an abundance of post-golf amenities available to guests including, a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room making it the perfect base to complete the experience when golfing in the region.

For more information on Fairmont St Andrews and for reservations, visit www.fairmont.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 36 states and 27 countries. Additionally, 53 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. For additional news and information, connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google+, Instagram, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, reflecting each locale's energy, culture and history. Passionate travelers choose the luxury hotel brand for its ability to deliver memorable travel experiences, personalized and thoughtful service, and hotels that are one-of-a-kind. Serving as genuine gateways to their destinations, Fairmont hotels offer locally-inspired cuisine and spirited bars and lounges, distinctive design and decor, and a steadfast responsibility to environmental and social priorities. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, landmark hotels in the Fairmont collection include The Plaza in New York, London's The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Quebec City's Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company with over 110 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissotel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel branded luxury private residence clubs, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please visit www.fairmont.com.

About Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc
Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc is a listed property company that floated on the Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: KWE) in February 2014 to invest in real estate and real estate loans across Europe. The Company's primary objectives are to generate and grow long-term cash flows to pay dividends and to enhance capital values by way of focused asset management and strategic acquisitions, with the intention of creating value for shareholders. The Company continues to pursue a pan-European investment strategy and has acquired a significant portfolio of £2 billion invested across a variety of subsectors with the majority weighted towards office and retail. The portfolio is currently located across the UK and Ireland, and weighted towards London, the South East and Dublin. The Company is externally managed by Kennedy Wilson through a wholly-owned subsidiary acting as investment manager. It benefits from a 70+ strong team of real estate and real estate debt professionals operating from offices in London, Dublin, Madrid and Jersey. The Company is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. For further information on Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc, please visit www.kennedywilson.eu.

Media contacts:
Brett Brooks
Troon
480.477.0480
bbrooks@troongolf.com
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