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By Chris | June 17 2014
The Trump Organization is pleased to announce that its transaction to purchase the legendary and iconic Turnberry Golf Resort in Scotland closed today at 9am EST. Mr. Trump will be traveling to Turnberry on July 2nd to host a major press conference at 11am concerning his plans for the resort. Turnberry has already been the home of four of the greatest Open Championships of all time, including the 1977 Duel in the Sun where Tom Watson won over Jack Nicklaus and, Tom Watson’s magnificent showing at the age of 59 in 2009. The name of the resort will be changed to Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland. Donald J. Trump is one of the foremost real estate developers in the world.
Trump Turnberry will be solely owned and managed by The Trump Organization. The hotel will be included in The Luxury Collection brand as part of a franchise agreement with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
“I am honored to own and manage this magnificent property, perhaps the most exciting property there is. We will be spending a great deal of time, effort and money to make Trump Turnberry the finest resort of its kind anywhere in the world. I would like to thank Starwood Hotels & Resorts for working with us, in the best interest of property, to bring about this historic acquisition. I would also like to thank all representatives in South Ayrshire for their support and wonderful statements to the media,” stated Donald J. Trump, Chairman & President of The Trump Organization.
A minimum of 100 million pounds sterling will be spent on renovating the current Turnberry Hotel. Additionally, upon the recommendation of the R&A, Mr. Trump has retained the services of the highly respected golf architect, Martin Ebert, of the firm of Mackenzie & Ebert. Mr. Ebert will be attending the press conference on July 2nd.