AN Aberdeen family who have owned the Cults Hotel for more than 30 years have announced their “departure” from the business.
A statement on social media from Vicky Hutcheson on behalf of Alastair Hutcheon and family said: “It saddens us to announce that our family will not be returning to The Cults Hotel.
“Whilst the terms of our departure are a far cry from what we had hoped for, we wanted to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has helped us build the business over the last 30 years, and extend our warmest thanks and sincere gratitude to our dedicated staff – both past and present – and of course our loyal customers.
“Due to the nature of this acquisition, we have chosen not to return to the establishment, but we are all extremely disappointed not to have the opportunity to bid our locals, loyal customers and amazing staff a fond farewell with a well-deserved toast and very big thank you!
“We couldn’t have done it without you all.”
The hotel is now under the new ownership of Mike and Sharon Edwards who announced two days ago they would not be reopening the Mariner Hotel on Great Western Road due to the impact of Covid-19.
The Hutcheson family did not wish to make any further comment when contacted by Aberdeen Business News.