Alchemy Inns buy Dumbuck
Tommy McMillan’s Alchemy Inns Group has bought 18th century Dumbuck House Hotel in Dumbarton, from entrepreneur Ian Donaldson. The hotel, has been extended and upgraded over the years and currently the original building houses 12 guest bedrooms, with a more modern annex offering an additional 10 contemporary styled bedrooms, as well as two function halls which can cater for dinner up to 120 people. The hotel also has a contemporary restaurant and lounge bar.
Tommy McMillan told DRAM, “With the recent arrivals of Craig Miller and Michael McShane to Alchemy Inns, I have increased the opportunity to focus on growing our retail footprint.
“I have known Ian Donaldson for over 10 years and admired the way he conducts himself in business. I am delighted to strengthen my relationship with such a highly regarded operator in a quality hotel.”
“At Alchemy, we have ambitious plans and I trust there will be a few more exciting acquisitions to follow in 2014.”
Ian told DRAM, “It has been a pleasure doing business with Tommy. The hotel was doing well, but circumstances meant I had to sell. Meanwhile Ian has just opened Hyde in Glasgow’s Partick. The venture, which is jointly owned by Ian and the Fox family, is featured on our design pages.