Bespoke lifeline for Caledonian

The Caledonian Hotel in Fort William could be welcoming back guests this summer. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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The Caledonian Hotel in Fort William is set to reopen this summer following an acquisition by one of the UK’s largest independent hotel groups.

Bespoke Hotels has taken on a five-year Hotel Management Agreement on 40 ex-Shearings Hotels, after the company was put into administration in May last year.

‘This news is particularly welcome in these trying times for our industry, said Bespoke
Hotels Chief Executive Officer Thomas Greenall.

‘This new arrangement ensures we can create jobs at a challenging time for employees in the sector.’

Formed in 2000, Bespoke Hotels has grown to represent more than 200 properties worldwide ranging from specialist golfing hotels to award-winning spa resorts and chic city centre properties, with the group priding itself on a unique, individualised management style.

A date for the reopening of the Caledonian will be issued in the coming weeks.