Glenburn Hotel sold to Malaysian investor

Rothesay's Glenburn Hotel has been sold to an unnamed Malaysian investor. (Photo by Robert Orr)
Rothesay's Glenburn Hotel has been sold to an unnamed Malaysian investor. (Photo by Robert Orr)

The Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay has been sold to an unnamed Malaysian investor.

Originally built in 1842 and rebuilt fifty years later, the 121-bed hotel on Rothesay’s seafront features a 200-cover restaurant as well as a ballroom/function room, and a lounge which seats 100 people.

Currently trading as a Bay hotel, the business was marketed on both a branded or unbranded basis, and current operator Shearings Holidays has agreed to remain associated with the hotel in an ongoing sales and marketing capacity for the next three years, allowing a comfortable transition to the new owners.

Ken Sims, Director at Christie & Co, who brokered the deal on behalf of the vendor, commented: “The purchase of the Bay Glenburn Hotel is the first foray into the UK market for this investor.

“We have seen an increase in Asian investors entering the UK market in recent times, but now it looks like investors are moving away from the highly-sought after London market, beyond prime locations such as Stratford and Cambridge, and are looking to invest in areas further afield.”