Owners tell club story behind St Andrews’ newest five-star hotel
Members of St Andrews Business Club got a privileged insight into the story behind St Andrews’ newest five-star hotel when its owners hosted a champagne reception recently.
Chris and Elaine Wood gave members a guided tour of Eden Mansion, which was once the principal family home of the Haig whisky dynasty, after entertaining them with drinks and canapes and telling them the story of how the couple, who also own serviced apartments in Aberdeen and Edinburgh, came to acquire it a few years ago.
After initially running it as an exclusive-use venue, they’ve recently switched its status to being a hotel and gained a prestigious and rare five-star rating from VisitScotland. During this year’s Open the top management of Rolex used it as their base for the tournament.
Some of the profits from the hotel will go towards funding humanitarian work the Woods do with orphans in Burundi. The hotel website can be found at https://edenmansion.com