Over the past decade or so, the Ardeonaig Hotel on the South banks of Loch Tay has ridden some fantastic waves of good fortune as well as arguably grinding along the seabed at times.
The beautiful 16th century building was headed by South African born Peter Gottgens for around seven years, in which time Pete earned numerous accolades including Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year and the 2009 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Food Award. Admittedly, Pete also attracted vocal critics of his style and attitude. Ratings of the restaurant on TripAdvisor are roughly equally divided between overall positive and negative recommendations. Around £1.6million was spent on refurbishing the beautiful hotel which reopened in 2008. The hotel was bought by the Adamo group in 2011 after being in administration for almost a year.
Now the Daily Record has reported that HMRC have applied to Stirling Sherriff Court for Adamo Hotels Ltd to be wound up and a liquidator appointed. Upon visiting recently we found the Ardeonaig Hotel closed during it’s normal opening hours.
Hopefully, once this current period of uncertainty is over, the hotel will once again be soaring in it’s bright future.