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Andy Murray Will Open His Own Luxury Hotel In Scotland

February 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

Andy Murray is only 25, but his resume is already pretty full: third ranked tennis champion in the world; first British male to win the US Open since 1936; gold medal winner at the recent 2012 Olympics; sexy Scotsman. But you know what was missing? Hotelier. He hadn't quite crossed that one off the list yet.

Until now.

Murray announced yesterday that he has taken over the Cromlix House, a 139-year-old Victorian mansion in central Scotland (about 45 miles northeast of Edinburgh), and plans to turn it into a 15-room luxury hotel. Though, don't expect him to be answering telephones or delivering room service trolleys, though. Having purchasing the 50-acre estate for £1.8 million, Murray will contract the services of Inverlochy Castle Management International to actually run the place.

(Interestingly, the company's portfolio includes Inverlochy Castle Hotel, which is recognized as a Relais & Chateaux property).

CNN reports that Murray in fact has a bit of history with the Cromlix House, since not only did Murray grow up a few miles from the property, but his brother Jamie (also a tennis player) was married there in 2010. As of now, Murray hasn't commented too much on his specific vision for the hotel, which is set to open in 2014. Though, if he's seeking a creditable interior designer, we hear Venus Williams is looking for new projects to work on…

The Cromlix House was built in 1874, and in fact, has been run as a hotel since the 1980s, though it was closed down at the end of 2011. Included on the property are a chapel, two mineral springs, and four fishing lochs.

[Photo: Flickr / Carine06]

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