The hotel, which compromises a restaurant, bar and heavily relies on events, such as weddings, insisted in a statement they are “committed to the long term future” of The Palm Court both for visitors from afar but also for the local community.
In the statement posted on Facebook, the hotel said: After what has been a very trying few months, we were looking forward to being able to start taking the necessary steps to once again open our doors and welcome you back.
“The Palm Court is unique in that it is a hotel, restaurant, bar, and events space. This also means that it has been affected by the current pandemic in many different ways, with all elements of the business impacted in some way.”
It added: “Sadly, we see no short to medium term changes to legislation in relation to things like weddings and large scale celebrations, and it is very apparent to us also that the tourism market will take some time to recover.
“With government legislation changing regularly and in line with some of the more recent developments, we now also feel that even welcoming our locals back to our Bothy Restaurant and Bar is not feasible at this moment in time.”
It concluded: “That being said, we are committed to the long term future of The Palm Court both for visitors from afar but also for our local community which we have been a part of for many years, and have therefore taken the difficult but necessary decision to put a pause on our re-opening and give things some time to change in our favour.”
The hotel said its focus is on its future, but is “impossible” to predict exact dates for reopening.