A popular Lanarkshire hotel and wedding venue has been sold, it has been confirmed.
The Bothwell Bridge Hotel will now be managed by the Manorview Group following a successful takeover bid.
The chain, which also owns The Torrance Hotel in East Kilbride, as well as The Busby Hotel, has promised to “invest heavily” in their newly acquired property.
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And, they assured that all existing reservations will be honored, including wedding days for future married couples and their guests.
The Bothwell Bridge Hotel now becomes Manorview’s 11th venue.
The 90 bedroom hotel with dining room, wedding hall and reception hall was originally known as The Clyde Hotel, the building dating from the early 19th century.
It has been run by the Martalo family for 42 years after its purchase in 1980.
Steve Graham, Founder and Director of Manorview, told Lanarkshire Live: “We look forward to taking over from the Martalo family and continuing the legacy and history of this magnificent hotel and historic property.
“We are very proud of our properties, and it will be no different.”
Manorview will continue to operate the hotel as is, honoring all existing reservations and ensuring that wedding couples enjoy their day as already planned and agreed.
But they also plan to invest heavily in the property in the near future.
Steve continued: “Opportunities to acquire properties of this type do not arise often, so we are delighted to bring Bothwell Bridge into the Manorview collection.
“Like many of our sites, the building itself has fantastic character and quality, and offers so much potential for the future.
“While our initial focus will be on getting to know the business better, looking after customers and supporting the existing team, we fully intend to invest heavily in both the interior and exterior of the site in the years to come.
“It’s something we’ve done on different levels with every site we’ve acquired since our inception in 2006. Breathing new life into historic buildings is something we’re passionate about.”
David Tracey, Managing Director of Manorview, added: “Scotland has so much to offer domestic and international visitors and adding 90 rooms to our capacity will allow us to welcome even more visitors as a group.
“The location mirrors the model of many of our other hotels and we look forward to applying our learnings from other properties, as well as fully understanding where Bothwell Bridge fits in the market, to offer future guests the best possible experience.”
The sale of the Bothwell Bridge hotel to the Manorview group has already been concluded.
The team will now contact wedding couples and event bookings to reassure them that it will go as planned.
All guests who have booked a hotel or restaurant stay must check in as scheduled, as their previous reservation will be honoured.
Armando Cirignaco, former General Manager of Bothwell Bridge Hotel, said: “The Martalo family are proud to have served the Bothwell community for over four decades and, as we hand over the reins to Manorview, we know we are leaving the company that we have built. in excellent hands with another family business.
“We would like to thank the local community for their customers and their loyalty and we wish the new operators every success.”
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