In 2002/2003 the back straight on the turf course was improved and, combined with a £5.5million investment in the main grandstand and other visitors’ facilities in 2004, further helped to reposition Lingfield Park as a popular, well managed, scenic & profitable racecourse.
In 2007, planning permission was received for a 116-bedrooom, 4-star hotel, leisure club, swimming pool, conference and meeting rooms, offices and a new golf academy overlooking the racecourse in the footprint of the old Silks and Marley grandstands. Construction commenced in May 2008 and in the same year, a franchise agreement was reached with Marriott Hotels to create the Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club. The hotel opened on schedule in May 2010.
The existing championship standard golf club, which has hosted the Surrey Open, is incorporated in within the hotel, with the 18-hole course open to both members and non-members.
In March 2012, Arena Leisure PLC which owned Lingfield Park & 6 other racecourses in the UK, merged with Northern Racing to create Arena Racing Company. Owning 40% of the UK’s racing fixtures, Arena Racing Company (ARC) is the largest shareholder in British Racing owning Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Windsor, Wolverhampton & Worcester and operates a 15th Course in Ffos Las.