THE Manorview Group has closed all of its hotels until further notice and put its entire workforce on 50% wages in an attempt to save the business.
The company, whose portfolio includes Boclair House and The Torrance, made the unprecedented move after Government advice to the public to avoid unnecessary travel and stop going to pubs as a result of the coronavirus.
Manorview has offered the use of its rooms to the NHS in case it needs extra capacity. Its backroom office staff will continue to be on duty and has plans to offer a food takeaway and delivery service.
It said no one would be made redundant and that the pay cut to 50% of gross wages applied to everyone from director level down.
Manorview owns Boclair House in Bearsden, The Torrance in East Kilbride, the Busby Hotel, the Bowfield in Howwood; the Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone; Cornhill Castle in Biggar and the Commercial in Wishaw. The Redhurst in Giffnock is currently undergoing major renovation.
In a statement, Manorview said: “It is with great regret that we have made the decision to suspend trading as from noon on 18 March 2020. We are uncertain when we will be in a position to reopen and trade as normal.
“While we have not been advised to suspend our business, we have decided to take this action and all our venues will be closed.
“We have taken this decision to try to remove some of the uncertainty that surrounds us. We are taking this action to look after the health and safety of others, while also looking ahead to the sustainability of our business and ways to support our team and our commitment to not making any redundancies.”