Staff made redundant as hotel owner enters liquidation

Workers at DoubleTree by Hilton in Aberdeen have lost their jobs and the hotel will remain closed.

Aberdeen hotel has gone into liquidation.
Aberdeen hotel has gone into liquidation.

Workers at a hotel in the centre of Aberdeen have lost their jobs after its owner went into liquidation.

DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre, which is located on the beachfront, will remain closed and all staff are being made redundant.

The move comes amid a slump in global oil prices and a volatile economic backdrop caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement from Hilton said: “The owner of DoubleTree Aberdeen City Centre, Ability Hotels (Aberdeen), has informed us that it is no longer viable for the company to continue to trade and that the directors of the company are placing the company into liquidation.

“As a result, the hotel will remain closed and team members have been informed by their employer, Ability Hotels (Aberdeen) that they will be made redundant.

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“We are saddened by this news and wish the team at the hotel well, in what we appreciate is a very difficult time.”

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