A luxury hotel at Inverness Airport is gearing up to reopen this weekend after being forced to close after just two weeks of trading due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The multi-million five-star Courtyard by Marriott hotel at Inverness Airport only opened its doors at the beginning of March before the onset of the pandemic forced closure.
The hotel will only open to key workers and essential travelling guests however, before reopening to a wider audience once more restrictions are lifted.
Ina Davies, the hotel’s general manager, said work has been undertaken to ensure the safety of visitors and staff with the hotel ready to reopen for business.
She said: “From Saturday July 4, we will open our doors to key workers and those travelling for essential business only.
“We have introduced enhanced cleaning protocols and implemented new procedures in keeping with the latest government guidance to ensure the health and safety of our team and all visitors.
“We will release further re-opening details in due course, and look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to our hotel.”
The 130-room luxury hotel is the first in the Inverness area to operate under the Courtyard by Marriott brand.
The hotel, which is owned by Molo Hotels and operated by management company RBH, is located adjacent to the airport’s terminal building, with guests able to navigate to and from the airport in just three minutes by foot.
James Campbell, chairman at Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP), said at the time of the hotels opening that it provided an “exciting addition”.
He said: “The prospect of having hotel accommodation available on site has been a key attraction for existing and potential occupiers at IABP and we are delighted that the development is now complete.
“The hotel has certainly transformed the landscape.”