Allen previously served as Chief Development Officer, International Markets for Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts Owner Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners  

Nashville, Tenn., – Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts names Phillip Allen as President. Most recently serving as Chief Development Officer, International Markets at Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, Allen will drive the continued growth and success of the collection of bespoke hotels located in the world’s most distinguished golf destinations. In connection with the assumption of this new role, Allen will be temporarily relocating to the United Kingdom.

“Since 2018, Phillip has led our international expansion, and we are thrilled to have him continue to support the Marine & Lawn brand in this new position,” said Ben Weprin, founder and CEO of AJ Capital Partners. “His understanding of these outstanding golf leisure markets and veteran hospitality experience make him an asset for this growing brand.”

Allen played an instrumental role in driving the international expansion of both Marine & Lawn and Graduate Hotels. In this position he focused on identifying target markets, underwriting acquisition opportunities, negotiating purchases and overseeing the closing process. During Allen’s tenure, AJ Capital Partners created the Marine & Lawn collection, and acquired four Marine & Lawn properties and two U.K. Graduate Hotels properties.

“Launching Marine & Lawn and revitalizing these historic, one-of-a-kind assets in such incredible destinations has been the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Phillip Allen, President, Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts. “I’m thrilled and honored to continue to grow and cultivate this brand and build unforgettable hospitality experiences for travelers from across the globe to enjoy for many years to come.”

Launched in 2021, Marine & Lawn encompasses four distinct properties including Rusacks St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland; Marine North Berwick in North Berwick, Scotland; Marine Troon in Troon, Scotland; and Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland. Each property is in a world class golf and leisure destination, and includes locally inspired design, food and beverage concepts from White Rabbit Projects and best-in-class spas and in-room amenities. Under Allen’s leadership, the brand will relaunch historic properties Marine Troon in spring 2022 and Slieve Donard in 2023. Marine & Lawn is owned and developed by Nashville-based AJ Capital Partners.

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