The £600,000 overhaul of The Ythan Hotel, Newburgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland is set to create more than 20 jobs ahead of its relaunch in mid-April.
North-East publican Martin Young and restaurateur Punch Taverns will transform the property into a boutique hotel and reflag it Newburgh Inn.
The Newburgh Inn will offer 11 bedrooms and a restaurant focused on locally-sourced food and catering to families, according to a report in The Herald.
Young, who already operates the Mains of Scotstown Inn and the White Cockade in Aberdeen, said: "The plans look fantastic. We will be offering the community something different and a range of facilities to suit all.
"We have already taken on five new members of staff and will look to take on 15 more. I look forward to seeing the end result."
Gavin Stevenson, senior partnership development manager at Punch Taverns, added: "We will reposition the new-look Newburgh Inn as one of the leading boutique hotels in the area".