Bike and Boot Inns acquires Mount Hotel

The Mount Hotel, located in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough, has been acquired by leisure brand Bike and Boot Inns.

The 50-bedroom, five storey hotel was previously owned and operated by the Lothian family from Glasgow for several years, who have decided to sell in order to relocate back to Scotland.

Bike and Boot Inns plan to undertake “significant investment, alterations and upgrades” to the hotel, with The Mount to reopen, fully refurbished and rebranded, in summer 2019.

Stewart Lothian, former owner of the Mount Hotel, said: “It is with a heavy heart that the family chose to sell the hotel which was largely for logistical reasons given the commuting distances between Scarborough and Glasgow. Our strong hopes were that The Mount would be sold for ongoing use and to a buyer who would invest and reinvigorate the hotel.”

Bike and Boot Inns is led by Simon Rhatigan and Simon Kershaw. Kershaw added: “This is our first acquisition and our intention is to roll out the brand, initially across the north of England in key leisure and tourist locations, such as coastal towns and national parks.

“Our target client base is the short break market but with facilities for cyclist, walkers, dog owners and those who simply enjoy some of the most beautiful areas in the country.”

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