Albert Gubay owns the Hotel
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Isle of Man hotel fire: Over half of staff to lose jobs

More than half of the 90 staff at an Isle of Man Hotel will lose their jobs following a large fire, according to the owner of the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club.

More than 90 rooms were destroyed in the fire on 7 November.

Owner Albert Gubay said: "We have around 90 staff and we're going to have to make at least half of them redundant, probably more.

"It will be two years before the accommodation blocks fully re-opens, and will cost between £10m and £15m to repair the damage."

The rest of the hotel, including a gym and function rooms, will reopen to the public on Wednesday.

  • 18 Nov 2013