Updated plans for £100m luxury resort in Scotland unveiled

Updated plans for a £100m golf and spa resort in Angus, Scotland have been submitted to the local council, representing one of the biggest hospitality investments in the country in recent years.

The new luxury resort, The Angus, would be the first five-star hotel in the Dundee and Angus region and would contribute an anticipated £40m to the local economy when it opens.

The original design, which was granted planning permission in 2017, has been reconfigured to become a “best-in-class” hotel, with accommodation spanning 175 guest rooms, 160 houses and 10 luxury lodges.

Facilities will include a signature Darren Clarke golf course, clubhouse and golf academy with driving range, plus a rooftop sky bar and 1,900sq m spa and leisure facility.

The resort is the brainchild of Mike Forbes, owner of Forbes of Kingennie (known for its luxury lodges and golf course) which it will sit above amid 300 acres of land on the Shank of Omachie.

A decision by the Angus Council is expected in early 2022, with construction scheduled to start in summer if the updated plans are approved ahead of an anticipated opening in 2024.

Forbes said: “The Angus is an unrivalled opportunity for Angus and Scotland. It is simply an iconic hotel and golf complex which will surpass anything on offer in the country.  

“With a five-star hotel and spa offering, as well as the first signature golf course from legendary Ryder Cup winner and former Open champion Darren Clarke, The Angus will create jobs and opportunities, generating significant income and boosting Dundee and Angus as a world-class tourism and leisure destination.”

Caroline Warburton, VisitScotland regional leadership director, added: “This is an exciting development for Dundee and Angus, and a first for this region. A five-star hotel is a fantastic addition to the area’s strengthening tourism portfolio – putting it on the map not only in Scotland but internationally.”

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