Hotelier adds to his Collection

• The Pentland Hotel has 42 letting rooms.
• The Pentland Hotel has 42 letting rooms.

Thurso hotel joins Caithness operator’s portfolio

THE Pentland Hotel in Thurso has changed hands for the first time since 1997 in a deal brokered by ASG Commercial.
The venue was acquired by local hotelier Andrew Mackay and joins his Caithness Collection of hotels, which includes the Norseman Hotel in Wick and the Castletown Hotel in Thurso.
The Pentland Hotel comprises 42 letting rooms as well as a lounge/cafe bar, dining room, and a 150-cover function room; the property also has a commercial kitchen, beer cellar, spirits store and a small laundry.
Andrew Mackay, who, together with his business partners bought the freehold of the hotel, said the business has an “enviable reputation and a strong trading history”.
“We will develop further the existing strong business ethos of quality service and value for money,” he said.
“The Highlands remains a challenging but most rewarding business area for those in the hospitality sector and we would like to be at the cutting edge of providing a modern service to the broad spectrum of customers we serve. Caithness has a strong tradition for innovation and hard work and this, I feel, epitomises our drive to succeed.”
Paul Hart of ASG Commercial said: “Andrew has a strong reputation for succeeding and I suspect that he will take this hotel to greater heights and drive standards to the next level.
“The sale of commercial properties within Caithness has been very positive in the last quarter of 2014.”