The Trump Organization is pleased to announce that its transaction to purchase the legendary and iconic Turnberry Golf Resort in Scotland closed today at 2pm EST. Mr. Trump traveled to Turnberry on July 2nd to host a major press conference 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. 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 it 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 to make the current Turnberry Hotel one of the greatest and most luxurious hotels anywhere in the world. 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 attended the press conference on July 2nd.