Manorview Hotels buys Linlithgow’s Star & Garter Hotel

UK: The Star & Garter Hotel in Linlithgow is the latest addition to the Manorview portfolio.

The hotel has been trading in the West Lothian town for more than 250 years. In 2010 it was devastated by a fire and was derelict for more than two years, before local businessmen Ross Wilkie and David Kennedy restored the building and The Star & Garter reopened its doors in 2013.

The Manorview Hotel & Leisure Group has bought the three-storey Georgian mansion which features five bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, function room, coffee shop and courtyard.

The hotel’s staff of 45 will be kept on, and manor view is planning a six-figure refurbishment to the bar and restaurant in Spring 2017.

The Manorview Group was founded by Steve Graham in 2007. His niece Fallon Cowley, group operations director, said: “This is an exciting acquisition for us. The Star & Garter occupies an excellent central location in the historical town of Linlithgow and has a fascinating background. It’s a much-loved hub of the town and we’re looking forward to becoming part of the community.”

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