‘Business as usual’ at Rothesay hotels

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THE owners of two of Rothesay’s largest hotels have moved to scotch fears that the businesses are in financial difficulty.

The town’s rumour mill has gone into overdrive during the last week after the publication of notices in two national newspapers announcing that The Esplanade Hotel Ltd and Bute Hotels Ltd, along with a third company, Hotel Catering Ltd, had gone into liquidation.

A spokesman for the owners of the Esplanade and Victoria Hotels told The Buteman: “In view of the recent press notices Skyforth Ltd, the owners of the Esplanade Hotel, and Dawnbrook Ltd, the owners of the Victoria Hotel, confirm the hotels will continue to trade as normal.

“The owners are acutely aware of the hotels’ prominence, the important role that the establishments are required to play in the local community, and the ongoing effort in attracting quality tourists to the island.

“They appreciate the support that the hotels continue to receive from locals, and acknowledge the importance of their custom, which is vital in maintaining the establishments in the town.

“Before the Rothesay rumour mill gets out of control, remember how the Esplanade and Victoria hotels looked five years ago.”