The Ramnee Hotel in Forres has been acquired, with the new owner keen to reposition the property as a strong contender in the weddings market.
The hotel, an Edwardian villa built in the arts and crafts style, is now under the ownership of SC Hospitality, after being owned by the same family for the last 32 years.
SC Hospitality now aims to breathe ‘new life’ into the local hotel, modernising the hotel and streamlining a number of services at the property.
The hotel group aims to position the Ramnee Hotel not only as an overnight destination, but as a ‘go-to’ for food, drinks, entertainment and events, particularly weddings, as they identify its potential to fill a gap in the market in Forres.
In the months ahead, SC Hospitality Group founders will direct efforts into establishing the Ramnee Hotel in the wedding venue market.
A spokesperson for SC Hospitality Group said: “We immediately saw the Ramnee Hotel’s potential due to its strong links with the town. A big focus for us will be to modernise the hotel’s systems and promote the hotel as a go-to destination for high-quality food and drink – we’ve already introduced larger spirit measures and an excellent menu for the local community to enjoy. We also plan to establish the hotel and the area of Forres as a prime destination in the wedding market. We are extremely grateful for the guidance and support from Royal Bank of Scotland throughout the process.
“We look forward to continuing to diversify the Ramnee Hotel’s offering as well as supporting and providing the local community of Forres with a fantastic hotel and restaurant destination they can use and be proud of.”