The Melville Hotel Group has added The Royal Hotel in Thurso to its portfolio after buying it from the Mutha Group.
The hotel, which was on the market for offers over £1.8m, is now set to be refurbished.
The Glasgow-based group, owned by Thomas Melville, includes the Grey Gull Hotel at Loch Fyne, Royal Dunkeld and the MacDonald Hotel in Kinlochleven. The Royal Hotel has 103 bedrooms, a restaurant and a bar.
Melville plans to re-open the hotel in the summer after some cosmetic upgrades of its public areas, before closing it for a full refurbishment in October.
The hotel, which sits on the North Coast 500 tourist route, was sold through Drysdale & Co.