It was chosen as the official headquarters for the R&A during the 2013 Open Championship in the summer, and now the award-winning Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa has added another golfing accolade to its collection - picking up theAccommodation Experience of the Year Award 2013 at the Golf Tourism Excellence Awards.  This most recent accolade closely follows Macdonald Hotels & Resorts winning AA Hotel Group of the Year 2013/14.

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, which is one of 11 hotels in 'The Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection,' also completed a £250,000 refurbishment of some of its premier rooms in May 2013. Thirteen of the hotel's bedrooms received a significant transformation, including three Junior Suites, an Executive Four Poster Suite, and three Turret Suites.

Seamus Coen, General Manager at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, commented: "The hotel has long been regarded as the perfect choice for golfers who can choose from 20 championship courses in the surrounding area. We had today's golfing greats, including the 2013 Open Champion Phil Mickelson staying with us in the summer. To receive this latest accolade Golf Tourism Excellence Awards is testament to both the investment in the hotel and the customer experience which is down to the hard work of the entire team at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa.

"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 whole of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts."

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa is one of the flagship destinations in the group and has 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.