A MELROSE hotel has closed because its owner went into administration.

The Waverley Castle Hotel, on Waverley Road, stopped trading on May 22 following Specialist Leisure Group Limited’s (SLG) collapse into administration.

All bookings have been cancelled and employees are being contacted by the administrator, according to SLG.

The hotel operated under the Bay Hotels brand, one of several run by SLG.

A statement on SLG’s website reads: “The Specialist Leisure Group entered Administration on 22 May 2020.

“All tours, cruises, holidays and hotel breaks booked with the Specialist Leisure Group have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

“The Specialist Leisure Group operated several businesses that sold holidays and other travel arrangements... which have all ceased to trade, due to the impact of COVID-19.

“All hotels trading as Bay Hotels, Coast & Country Hotels and Country Living Hotels will not reopen.”