Two Cumbrian hotels will reopen next month under new ownership.
The Derwentwater Hotel in Keswick and the Windermere Hotel in Windermere were part of the Shearings Hotel group, which went into administration in May of last year.
It was feared they would never open its doors again, but they were taken over by Bespoke Hotels.
The Coast & Country Hotel Collection is a newly formed collection of former Shearings Hotels across the UK.
The hotels briefly opened their doors again in August until the latest lockdown forced closure again.
The properties are now set to reopen as lockdown eases – with an opening date set for May 17.
The Derwent Manor Apartments, a set of 19 self-catering apartments in Keswick, has also been included within the Coast & Country portfolio, and is aiming to reopen to guests later this month.
The group has pledged to re-employ previous staff, and said it was also looking to create new roles.
Paul FitzGerald, portfolio managing director, said: “Given the enormous challenges of the last few months, we’re delighted to bring these properties back to market.
“Integral parts of Cumbria’s hotel offering, we know their initial closure was felt keenly amongst their respective communities.
“Now though, with reopening plans in place, we’re able to offer not just jobs and wider tourism opportunities, but hospitality services that people can engage with as restrictions lift.”
Thomas Greenall, managing director of Bespoke Hotels, said: “Coast & Country Hotel Collection is made up of some prominent local hotels in some wonderful and well-established leisure locations and we’re thrilled to be able to facilitate their reopening.
“We know the initial closures of many of these properties caused a real stir in their local communities last year, so we hope they’ll be keen to embrace their reopening and support the individual hotels in their endeavours.”