Tennis Great Andy Murray is Now a Hotelier

PHOTO: Andy Murray of Great Britain during the new Head Graphene Radical tennis racket launch at Queens Club on October 31, 2013 in London, England.

World-renowned Scottish tennis player Andy Murray is the owner of the newly refurbished Cromlix hotel, a 34-acre castle-like mansion, in Perthshire, Scotland.

The hotel, just three miles from Murray’s hometown Dublane, was nearly shut down last year until the tennis star rescued it.

PHOTO: A view of the Cromlix hotel.
Courtesy Weir Photography/Cromlix Hotel
PHOTO: A view of the Cromlix hotel.

The 15-bedroom luxury hotel reopened today, complete with multiple tennis courts, a croquet lawn and a top-notch dining experience.

But is the ace tennis player really taking a break from his championship career? After recent physical complications forcing him to get back surgery, it would make sense if the Wimbledon and Olympic winner wanted to breakaway to his very own vacation spot. However, that’s not the case.

PHOTO: A view of the MacKintosh Room at the Cromlix hotel.
Courtesy Cromlix hotel
PHOTO: A view of the MacKintosh Room at the Cromlix hotel.

The relic just seems to pull at Murray’s heartstrings. The family has a long history with the Cromlix; most recently, his brother Jamie Murray married there in 2010. The recovery was a gesture of gratitude, and way to preserve an important part of his childhood community, according to an exclusive interview with Telegraph Travel.

"Cromlix was an important part of the area and meant so much to a lot of families and people locally, including mine. It’s important to me that I give back to the community that put me on the right path all those years ago, and the hotel seemed like the perfect way to do it.”

PHOTO: A view of the Burns Room at the Cromlix hotel.
Courtesy Cromlix Hotel
PHOTO: A view of the Burns Room at the Cromlix hotel.

Murray has yet to visit his newly opened hotel, but in his absence management company Inverlochy Castle Management International along with mom Judy and girlfriend Kim Sears are taking good care of arrangements.

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