The owners of an Aberdeen hotel have gone into liquidation, forcing it to shut and making all staff members redundant.
Ability Hotels, which operated the Hilton DoubleTree on Beach Boulevard, said it is “no longer viable” to continue trading.
The firm has entered liquidation and told employees they will be made redundant.
The hotel has been closed in recent weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ability Hotels declined to comment when approached by the P&J this afternoon.
A spokeswoman from Hilton said: “The owner of DoubleTree Aberdeen City Centre, Ability Hotels (Aberdeen), has informed us that it is no longer viable for the company to continue to trade and that the directors of the company are placing the company into liquidation.
“As a result, the hotel will remain closed and team members have been informed by their employer, Ability Hotels (Aberdeen), that they will be made redundant.
“We are saddened by this news and wish the team at the hotel well, in what we appreciate is a very difficult time.”
Its owners said “difficult trading conditions” meant it could not stay open.
Scottish Conservative MSP Liam Kerr said the news was “shattering” but “only a matter of time until a major Scottish hotel came to this decision.”
He said: “Even before Covid-19, the hospitality industry in Aberdeen was on a knife-edge.
“I honestly believe the UK Government’s job retention scheme has been the only thing protecting tens of thousands of North East jobs.
“But Nicola Sturgeon needs to add Scottish government support to an industry which is among the worst-hit by Covid-19.
“This cannot be another domino to fall in Aberdeen.”