So, Mr. T arrived in Scotland today to open his refurbished gold resort at Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast.
After some speculation on the cost of the refurbishment, The Scotsman had this to say:
Whatever the spend, a cursory tour around the hotel indicates it has been considerable. The destination is a hybrid of Raffles and Disneyland, with interior design seemingly overseen by a seven-year-old girl intent on scaling up her playroom princess castle into a lavish, 149-room reality. Gold leaf melds into Italian marble, while chandeliers pepper nearly every ceiling. Its grandiosity may be distasteful to some, but his promise of opulence has been delivered.
A back-handed compliment?