A SCOTTISH boutique hotel operator has added its 11th venue to its collection.

Bothwell Bridge Hotel in Bothwell was initially known as The Clyde Hotel, with the building dating back to the early 19th century.

The Martalo family then purchased the hotel in 1980, and now 42 years later, Manorview Group is delighted to be the new custodians of this iconic venue.

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Steve Graham, founder and director of Manorview, 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.

“Opportunities to acquire properties of this kind don’t come along often, so we are delighted.

“Like many of our venues, the building itself has fantastic character and quality and offers so much potential for the future.

“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.”

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Manorview will continue to operate the hotel as is, honouring all existing bookings and ensuring wedding couples enjoy their day as already planned and agreed.

Armando Cirignaco, former general manager of Bothwell Bridge Hotel, said: “The Martalo family is proud to have served the Bothwell community for more than four decades and, as we pass the reins to Manorview, we know we are leaving the business we have built-in excellent hands with another family firm.

“We would like to thank the local community for their custom and loyalty and we wish the new operators every success."