Forfar’s historic Royal Hotel has been put up for sale at auction, four years after its doors closed.
The three-storey Castle Street hotel was closed suddenly in June 2010, leading to the loss of around 20 full and part-time staff.
Owners Oxford Hotels and Inns said it was selling the property after being unsuccessful at finding a new tenant.
The auction has raised hopes that new owners will undertake refurbishments and reopen the hotel, which can trace its roots to the 1700s when it was a coaching inn.
Bids will start at 200,000 plus VAT at the SVA Property Auctions sale in Edinburgh tomorrow.
The sale schedule states the property “requires a combination of refurbishment and refitting”.
As well as 21 en-suite bedrooms, the property boasts conference facilities, a large restaurant, bar and nightclub as well as a gym with swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.
The hotel also has private parking which is accessed from Myre Road, lift access to all the floors and an extensive kitchen that would require refitting.
Alistair Letham, a director of Colliers International, which is promoting the sale, said “for sale” boards had been attracting attention.
He added: “There have been a number of people enquiring about the building and there have been a number of viewings.”