The Chester Hotel sees 1006 bookings in just 15 minutes

Stephen Gow

More than 1000 covers were booked in just seven minutes when bookings reopened at The Chester Hotel on Friday 19 March) for alfresco and indoor tables.

The Chester Hotel on Queen’s Road in Aberdeen is reopening after a three-month closure. It is retaining its two large marquees, which it originally put up last year, situated in front of the hotel which will be open for food and drink bookings (with alcohol) from April 26 from 12 noon to 10pm with last order at 8pm with indoor tables for food and non-alcoholic available from 3rd May.

The hotel’s 72 bedrooms can now be booked again from 30 April.

Stephen Gow, general manager at The Chester Hotel (pictured) says, “The major success for us in 2020 was our outdoor dining experience. From July to the end of September we served more than 16,000 diners; with up to 400 on some days. The appetite for this was staggering.

“We think that the enthusiasm for alfresco dining will remain for some considerable time. Even with the vaccination programme, we’re predicting that being outdoors with well-spaced seating will remain popular at least throughout 2021.”

Customers are being asked to read the hotel’s blog before booking as it wouldn’t be a lockdown reopening if there weren’t regulations to follow.

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