7/15/2022 | Hotels

Manorview Hotels & Leisure acquire eleventh hotel – The Bothwell Bridge Hotel through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to report that the family-run Bothwell Bridge Hotel has been sold to multiple operator, Manorview Hotels & Leisure Ltd. The hotel was sold on behalf of the Martalo family who have owned the property since 1980, when it was previously known as The Clyde Hotel.

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The privately-owned hotel located in Bothwell, on the outskirts of Glasgow, has 90 en suite letting bedrooms, various function facilities and a lounge bar and restaurant, together with an outdoor terrace and large car park. The traditional hotel is strategically positioned moments away from the M74 motorway and key demand generators including Bothwell Castle Golf Club and the ruins of Bothwell Castle and also within a 10-minute drive of Strathlyde Country Park.

The successful new owner, Manorview Hotels bring with them a wealth of experience and a strong focus on expansion, having acquired its tenth site – the Brisbane House Hotel in Largs just last month. They plan to invest and refurbish the Bothwell Bridge Hotel to re-establish it as a destination that the local community can enjoy and ensure it provides an unforgettable hospitality experience.

Steve Graham, Founder and Director of Manorview Hotels comments, “We look forward to taking the baton from the Martalo family and continuing the legacy of this wonderful hotel and historic property. Opportunities to acquire properties of this kind don’t come along often, so we are delighted to be bringing Bothwell Bridge into the Manorview collection. While our initial focus will be on getting to know the business better, looking after customers, and supporting the existing team, we fully intend to invest heavily in the interior and exterior of the venue in the coming years. This is something we’ve done on varying levels with every venue we’ve acquired since our inception in 2006.”

Brian Sheldon, Regional Director – Hospitality Scotland, who handled the sale also comments,  “The purchase of the Bothwell Bridge Hotel will be the eleventh venue to be added to the Manorview stable. I have personally been involved in selling four of those venues and watched each one be completely transformed in to a successful business. I have no doubt that The Bothwell Bridge will be no different and wish Steve and his team every success!”

Armando Cirignaco, Former General Manager of Bothwell Bridge Hotel adds, “The Martalo family is proud to have served the Bothwell community for more than four decades and, as we pass the reins to Manorview, we know we are leaving the business we have built in excellent hands with another family firm.”

The sale of the Bothwell Bridge Hotel was handled on a discreet and confidential basis.


For further information on this press release, contact:                                                                                

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com


Contact the agent:

Brian Sheldon, Regional Director - Hospitality Scotland

M: 07764 241315 or E: brian.sheldon@christie.com


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