An Aberdeen hotel has announced it will not reopen its doors due to the impact of Covid-19.
Mike and Sharon Edwards, owners of The Mariner Hotel on Great Western Road, said in a statement the effects of lockdown had been a “challenging time” and made the decision to close “with a heavy heart”.
It added: “With a heavy heart we can confirm that The Mariner Hotel will not be reopening.
“The lockdown has been a challenging time for many hospitality businesses in Aberdeen – and we are no exception.
“We have had a wonderful journey over the past 30 years – bringing Atlantis up to the Malacca Hotel, and making it a home from home for ourselves, our amazing staff and our locals and regulars.
“We have enjoyed being part of a lovely West End community- it’s been a privilege to be part of it.
“We’ll miss you all – from the Fit Like Joggers, the Airyhall Ramblers to our ‘boys at the bar’.
“While it is indeed the end of an era – we are heading out to start a new adventure, joining the great team out at The Cults Hotel.
“We are opening on Tuesday and do hope you’ll come out and see us before too long.
“And with some of the Mariner team joining us out there – including our chefs Andy and Kenny – I’m sure you’ll still be able to discover a wee taste of Atlantis.
“Thanks to all for your custom, support and friendship.”