The £7m expansion plans for the hotel, which overlooks the 18th hole of the world-famous St. Andrews golf course, include a 145-cover rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace, as well as glass-fronted suites with views of The Old Course.
Macdonald Hotels deputy chairman, Gordon Fraser, said: “This development will set a new benchmark for luxury in St Andrews, attracting many new visitors every year from all over the world and bringing new jobs and major benefits to the local economy.
“Many of the world’s most famous golfers have stayed with us when playing The Old Course and only this summer U.S. Open winner Justin Rose described his suite as ‘the best room in golf’.”
Stephen Gallacher, member of the winning 2014 European Ryder Cup Team and golf ambassador for Macdonald Hotels, said: “I’ve seen the plans for this fantastic development at the Macdonald Rusacks Hotel and they are stunning. The group is committed to developing a truly world-class hotel in keeping with its fabulous location, overlooking the most famous hole on the most famous golf course in the world.”