Spring re-opening for Hamilton Hall

FOR SOS NEWS.''HAMILTON HALL , WHICH OVER LOOKS THE 18TH GREEN ON THE ST ANDREWS OLD COURRSE. ST ANDREWS , BEACH HOUSE IS THE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT OF THE RED BRICK HAMILTON HALL. '''    PHOTO  PHIL WILKINSON  / TSPL

FOR SOS NEWS.''HAMILTON HALL , WHICH OVER LOOKS THE 18TH GREEN ON THE ST ANDREWS OLD COURRSE. ST ANDREWS , BEACH HOUSE IS THE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT OF THE RED BRICK HAMILTON HALL. ''' PHOTO PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL

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The re-opening of Hamilton Hall has been put back until springtime next year after adverse weather conditions hit the schedule for renovating the famous property.

The building’s owner, the Kohler company, had been hoping to have the work completed in 2012 - two years after buying the former hotel for around £11 million.

Five of the apartments have already been sold and the company are delighted with the level of interest the project is attracting.

But high winds and rain have forced them to reschedule the opening for spring 2013 although the public bar and restaurant will be open in time for this year’s Dunhill tournament in the autumn.

Herb Kohler, asked last month about what to expect from “Hamilton Grand” when it opens, said: “We’ve given it some real time and attention.

“There are 22 two-bedroom, one three-bedroom, and three four-bedroom apartments.

“Some of these apartments can be put into a rental pool, and that should create some additional interest from a different sector.

‘‘Some of them will be leased for five years to parents of university students, and I’m sure the son or daughter will use it as well.

“On the first floor we have a wonderful parlour and library while, on the rooftop, we have an entertainment area.

“Owners of these apartments can reserve it for their use.

‘‘Can you imagine having a party for 50 on top of the roof looking over the Old Course and the North Sea?

“It’s going to be amazing. Spectacular.”