Bosses at a popular north-east hotel have confirmed they are in talks with a potential buyer.
A total of 68 members of staff were employed by the hotel, who have all lost their jobs.
It added that people with upcoming bookings have been contacted and “all deposits will be honoured.”
The statement said: “Today’s news, detailing the liquidation of Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, has come as a massive shock to those of us who work here, as it has to you.
“Judging by press coverage and the comments made by the public, you are as saddened as us to learn that the doors of this Aberdeen institution will close at the end of this week.
“Despite this, we have been told that the hotel’s owners are in negotiations with a potential buyer and that confirmation of any takeover should be made by the end of November.
“We can also confirm that those with upcoming bookings have been contacted directly and all deposits will be honoured.”