Andy Murray is adding some new hobbies in his time off, like Hotel Owner! Murray, who hasn’t played since his Australian Open loss to Novak Djokovic last month, is reported to have paid $3 million (USD) for a hotel in his hometown of Dunblane, Scotland.
The hotel, Cromlix House Hotel, just so happens to be the place where elder brother Jamie got married three years ago.
Murray plans to to renovate the 14-bedroom mansion turning it into a 5-star hotel, just in time for the 2014 Ryder Cup next year.
“I am pleased to have acquired Cromlix House and look forward to securing its future as a successful business,” Murray said on his website. “By re-establishing Cromlix as a leading luxury hotel at the heart of the Dunblane community we will be able to attract new visitors to the area, create a number of new jobs and focus on supporting other local businesses. I’m pleased to be able to give something back to the community I grew up in.”
Murray says thew new project will add 40 more jobs to the area and bring more interest to the town. He’s not the only member in the Top 5 with a foot in the hotel business. Rafael Nadal has a deal with two hotels in Cozumel, Mexico.
The Scot is not expected back on court until Indian Wells late next week.
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