BDL's Moorfield hotel opens on Shetland Isles
Shetland's newest hotel, the Moorfield hotel, has opened its doors this week, creating 43 new jobs in the area.
The 100-bedroom property in the village of Brae is owned by BDL Shetland and will be primarily be used to accommodate workers at Total's new gas plant at Sullom Voe.
An occupancy level of 100% will be guaranteed for the first year of operation, with a minimum of 80% occupancy in future years. Redefine BDL Hotels has a 10-year contract to operate the Moorfield.
Stuart McCaffer, chairman of BDL Shetland, described the hotel as an exciting development for the area.
"With the Shetland isles currently experiencing a boom, due to the discovery of new oil and gas fields, our link-up with Total will secure the hotel's future for the long-term," he said.
"And, with strong links to the village of Brae and the wider Shetland Islands, we envisage the hotel becoming a key part of the local community."
The construction of the Moorfield hotel was completed in under a year and ahead of schedule by builders McAleer & Rushe, and thanks to a £6.5m funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate and Institutional Banking (RBS CIB).