Manorview Group has acquired the 90-bedroom Bothwell Bridge Hotel – increasing the group’s bedroom capacity by 50%.
Initially known as The Clyde Hotel, Bothwell Bridge Hotel, in the South Lanarkshire town of Bothwell, has been under the ownership of the the Martalo family for the past 42 years.
The hotel, which takes Manorview’s portfolio to 11 following its acquisition of Brisbane House Hotel in Largs last month, has dining, wedding and function facilities.
Manorview – SLTN Independent Multiple Operator of the Year (8+ outlets) for 2021 – said it will continue to operate Bothwell Bridge Hotel as is, and plans to “invest heavily in the property in the near future”.
Steve Graham, founder and director of Manorview and recipient of the SLTN Award for Industry Achievement 2021, said: “We look forward to taking the baton from the Martalo family and continuing the legacy and story of this wonderful hotel and historic property. We take great pride in our properties, and this will be no different.
“While our initial focus will be on getting to know the business better, looking after customers, and supporting the existing team, we fully intend to invest heavily in the interior and exterior of the venue in the coming years. This is something we’ve done on varying levels with every venue we’ve acquired since our inception in 2006. Breathing fresh life into historic buildings is something we’re very passionate about.”