Stewart Spence, owner of the Marcliffe Hotel, told his employees yesterday morning that a deal to sell the North Deeside Road site was now off and that the business would remain open and in the hands of his family.
The Marcliffe, the north east’s only five-star hotel, will now be refurbished and returned to its “glory days” by Mr Spence and his three sons.
Situated in 11 acres of wooded grounds, the converted Victorian mansion of 38 rooms furnished is the only luxury leisure hotel in the city. To many leading golf tour operators this was the default accommodation in the region, citing the close proximity to the city centre and excellent hospitality of particular importance to their discerning client.
Murcar Golf Links, one of many great links courses in Aberdeen.
The good news comes at a time when golf tourism continues to grow in the region after the addition of Trump International to compliment the already popular classics links of Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen. For the first time tour operators are seeing Aberdeen only itineraries made up of the three aforementioned world top 100 links courses and ably backed up by courses like Murcar Golf Links, Stonehaven and the world’s 7th oldest golf club Fraserburgh.
For more information on The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa visit their website.