MANORVIEW, the Scottish hotels group, will suspend trading today (March 18) amid the worsening coronavirus crisis.
The company, which owns eight hotels across the central belt, has said that it will not make any of its staff members redundant and will offer all bedrooms in its properties to the NHS to be used as required.
Staff will receive 50% of their average weekly gross earnings for the duration of the closure.
A statement from the company said the decision was taken “to try to remove some of the uncertainty that surrounds us”.
“We are taking this action to look after the health and safety of others, while also looking ahead to the sustainability of our business and ways to support our team and our commitment to not making any redundancies,” said the statement.
“We believe it is the right thing to do, to protect our teams and customers, to look ahead to the future, and hopefully we can all come back from this stronger.
“We regret we are having to make this decision, but the safety and welfare of people is paramount.”
The company will offer take-out and delivery services from some units from next week but is still confirming the details of how this will work.