Offices plan for Marcliffe as hotel legend retires
THE north-east’s only five-star hotel is to close and be replaced with a massive office complex under a £90million redevelopment, the Press and Journal can reveal today. The proposal emerged as Marcliffe at Pitfodels owner Stewart Spence confirmed he would bow out of the hospitality industry after more than half a century.
A deal has been struck with developer Gibson McArtney Ltd, which wants to replace the North Deeside Road venue with a high-end office complex which could house the HQ of a major international firm.
Mr Spence, 66, said it was “the right time” to retire from an industry he has been involved with since 1962.
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