Hotel in North Berwick

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, an iconic East Lothian destination and one of 11 hotels in 'The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection', is undergoing a £250,000 refurbishment of some of its premier rooms.

Scheduled for completion by the end of May 2013, the investment will see thirteen of the hotels bedrooms receive a significant transformation, including three Junior Suites, an Executive Four Poster Suite, and three Turret Suites which offer outstanding views of the beautiful coastal setting in North Berwick. Rich colours and decadent accents will complement the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa's beautiful 19th century Victorian architecture.

Seamus Coen, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, commented: "We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of product, a personalised service and unfaltering attention to detail for all our guests, a value shared across the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts group.

"This investment will further guarantee our guests have the best experience possible, at what is already a fantastic destination for both business and leisure breaks."

Interior designer, Corrinne Muir at Guardian Soft Furnishings in Stirling offered an insight to the inspiration for styling the bedrooms, "Each of the rooms will undergo a full redesign, with the addition of new sofas and chairs in chenille fabrics, leathers and Moon wools complimented by rich mahogany furniture.

"In all 13 rooms we opted for a palette of warm reds and burgundies, with hints of gold adding a real touch of luxury. The architecture of this iconic building lends itself well to a really sumptuous interior, so we've borne that in mind when creating a really plush, rich look.

"Four of the rooms will also benefit from full bathrooms refits, with tiles from Porcelanosa, Vitra ceramics and Grohe showers, so guests can expect really exceptional facilities."

The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa is one of the flagship destinations in the group, boasting luxurious leisure and spa facilities. The hotel also includes the award winning signature restaurant John Paul at the Marine where guests can enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine, cooked to perfection using locally sourced produce.

The hotel is also the perfect choice for golfers, who can choose from 20 championship courses in the surrounding area. Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa has been chosen by The R&A as its Headquarters for the 2013 Open Championship.