Almost 14 months after a major fire, The Mount Murray Hotel (including its leisure club) is to close on Friday the 6th February 2015 with the loss of over 30 jobs. The Golf Club will remain open.
David Lyons, MD at Mount Murray said “given the protracted negotiations with the company’s insurers, lasting over a year and the prospect of a further year at Arbitration the company was forced to agree a settlement.
A further nail in the coffin was increasing energy costs which proved crippling for the business.”
The company’s insurers are understood to be the American group Travelers.
Notwithstanding the fire, Mount Murray continued to trade and the loyalty and commitment of the staff was praised by the Acting General Manager.
The Hotel Staff were informed of the closure today. Mount Murray Country Club Limited will work with the Staff and Government agencies to expedite the redundancy procedures and assist the Staff in finding alternative employment. Arrangements are in train to refund gym memberships in accordance with their agreements. Anyone with wedding or function bookings will be contacted today to discuss alternative arrangements including in some cases transferring to the Golf Club.
The Mount Murray Hotel and Leisure Club was developed by Mr Albert Gubay in the 1990’s. It quickly became the most prestigious Hotel Golf and Leisure resort on the Island hosting Conferences, Weddings and Corporate events.