Caledonian Leisure acquires Scottish hotel

Caledonian Leisure, which operates the Caledonian Travel and UKBreakaways brands, has bought the Claymore Hotel in Arrochar, Scotland, in partnership with its investors.

The deal has been completed for an undisclosed sum.

The 96-bedroom hotel – formerly a manor house – is on the banks of Loch Long, near Loch Lomond. It is one of Caledonian Travel’s most popular hotels, with a large percentage of repeat customers.

Following the acquisition, the hotel will be rebranded as The Caledonian Claymore Hotel and continue to feature in the brands’ portfolios.

The present hotel general manager, Gary Watson, and his entire team will join Caledonian as part of the takeover.

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Watson said: “I am delighted the team at Caledonian have taken over the hotel and we can deliver an investment plan for the hotel.

“I have worked with the team at Caledonian for many years and have welcomed thousands of customers over this time, many who have become friends of all the staff at the Claymore Hotel.”

Graham Rogers, managing director at Caledonian Leisure, added: “The completion of the Claymore Hotel firmly enhances Caledonian’s position as one of the fastest growing stories in the travel sector as our brands continue to go from strength to strength.

“The growth of our business and the response from our customers has been exceptional, and we look forward to this continued investment to deliver more excellent and diverse leisure products to our customers.”

Clients travel by coach with Caledonian Travel while those with make their own way to their chosen destination.

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