Ardoe House Hotel & Spa in Aberdeen, which went into administration late last year, has re-opened under the management of Perth-based 7 Hospitality Management (7H)
The historic, four-star hotel which has been a favourite wedding and function location since the late 1940s was previously run by hotel group Mercure. Chris Hodgens reprises his role for 7H as Hotel Manager.
Commenting on the re-opening he said, “The hotel is the subject of much affection, both locally and much, much further afield and it goes without saying that we are delighted to be re-opening the hotel.
With our first tour operator arriving later this month and a major conference taking place within the hotel in August, we look forward to showcasing the hotel in the light its best known for and we also look forward to welcoming locals back to our bar, outside terrace and restaurant.
The hotel has confirmed that all event bookings made prior to closure, and for which deposits had been paid, will be honoured over the coming year.
Under 7H, the hotel and its grounds will undergo a two-phase redevelopment. The first, which will include investment in hotel infrastructure, guest rooms and public areas which will be followed by a second, longer-term development plan which will focus on the estate in which the hotel is situated. Rekha Sohun, Chief Commercial Officer of 7H said, “We are excited to be bringing Ardoe House Hotel & Spa back to life.
“By reopening Ardoe’s doors to the public, as well as providing almost 70 jobs and additional supplier opportunities to local individuals and companies, we are reflecting the more positive times we find ourselves in and we look forward to developing this Aberdeen institution as we protect its future.”