Hamilton Park stirrups five-star rating
Hamilton Park Racecourse, in Lanarkshire, has become one of only three five-star racecourses in Scotland following a grading from VisitScotland.
The historic sporting venue was upgraded from four-stars by the national tourism organization scheme, which recognized Hamilton Park for its exceptional standards.
Now boasting VisitScotland’s highest rating, the racecourse continues work on a £10 million new hotel, which will open in the summer of 2019. Offering 118 rooms, this new investment will create 20 new jobs and generate an additional £5.9m in annual visitor expenditure.
With an easy commute less than half an hour from Glasgow, Hamilton Park frequently plays host to weddings and business events, as well as traditional days at the races, offering an exciting and unique experience for guests. The racecourse continues to be one of Lanarkshire’s most popular venues.
Vivien Currie, Chief Executive of Hamilton Park Racecourse, said:“We’ve held 4 stars for over 10 years and have been working towards this goal for some time, so are very proud to have achieved that aim.
“This award acknowledges our continued investment and the holistic approach the team takes to the visitor and customer experience at Hamilton Park Racecourse.”