The latest plans to revamp the Trump Turnberry resort have been unveiled by Donald Trump.
The Trump organisation have submitted plans to South Ayrshire Council hoping to gain permission for a 500 seater ballroom at the hotel.
Plans for a ballroom have been in the pipeline for some time with the Trump organisation keen to boost the hotel as the perfect venue for weddings and functions.
The large capacity ballroom would be situated towards the back of the hotel, near to where the 1906 restaurant is currently situated. The proposals show that the hotel would be elevated from all angles in order to provide the space for the new addition. The extension would mean the hotel would top over 9.5m after the extension is added.
In further news relating to Trump Turnberry, Donald Trump himself will be visiting the resort this week as he outlines his plans for changes to the championship Ailsa Course to Turnberry golf club members. One of Trump’s most significant changes would see the ninth hole changed to a par 3. With approval of the R+A, the plans are set to begin October this year after the Woman’s Open is held at the course at the beginning of August.
Changes to the clubhouse are moving apace with the refurbished building set to re-open to members and guests on April 20 with a press day scheduled for the women’s open the following day.
Mr Trump is also the after dinner speaker at the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner at Ayr Racecourse on Friday 27 March in what is being seen as a real coup for the business organisation. Tickets to hear what the tycoon has to say are now sold out.
The 68 year old tycoon also announced plans last week that he has formed a Presidential exploratory committee as he ponders over a bid for the White House in 2016.
Forming an exploratory committee is seen as one of the major steps towards announcing an official bid for the Presidency and Mr Trump is set to be more serious than ever about running.
He has toyed with the idea on several occasions, most recently in 2012 when he delayed the renewal of his NBC hit show ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ before he decided against running.
Trump has also campaigned recently in key early battleground states such as New Hampshire and Iowa which would be key to winning and in his statement announcing the formation of a committee he declared himself as the only person who can make America great again.