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13 February 2020 14:33

A former member of staff today confirmed the Treetops Hotel on Aberdeen’s Springfield Road was closed.

Image caption The hotel is on Aberdeen's Springfield Road Dozens of employees have been made redundant with the closure of an Aberdeen hotel. The Doubletree Treetops Hotel, on Springfield Road, is expected to shut on Thursday. Staff were told on Monday that the company that owns the hotel had ceased trading, and on Wednesday guests were told there was no food or drinks available. Between 75 and 80 employees are understood to have been made redundant. Image caption A sign was placed at the reception desk on Wednesday It is also understood that organisers of events due to take place on Saturday have been advised by staff to seek alternative venues.

Callum Stuart kicked off 2020 in style. Northern Sporting Club super-welterweight Callum 'The Sniper' Stuart kicked off 2020 in style as he got the better of seasoned journeyman Kevin McCauley at the Double Tree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel. Stuart reckons that patience was key in dropping the tough opponent in the last round as he won 40-35 on points in his third pro fight. He began his career in the pro ranks with a 40-36 defeat of Casey Blair in Aberdeen last June. That was followed up with another 40-36 defeat of MJ Hall in Elgin in September.

Stuart said: "I wasn't trying to knock him out at all, I was just trying to keep my composure and box. "He stepped into it and I caught him clean right in the chin and put him down. "Pretty good as he never gets rocked like that as he is a hardy boy and I'm really chuffed with that. "One of my best shots but it just came naturally. "My left hook set it up then an over hand right took him out." He admits that in his first two fights he may have got too carried away in terms of wanting to wow the spectators.

Stuart added: "My last two fights I was trying to dive and knock them out. "The third fight I just kept my composure and boxed and then the knockdown came. "It is just about keeping your cool and I never realised that in my first two fights I was just trying to impress. "I boxed like I did in my amateur days and that was good." Callum Stuart in the ring. Stuart travels from Macduff to Aberdeen for training at the Granite City gym every week.

Stuart said: "Now it is just about training away and see what my coaches have lined up for me and hopefully it is soon enough. "It is just about keeping myself fresh and ticking over in the gym." An Aberdeen hotel is understood to have ceased trading immediately, with all of its staff members made redundant. Questions remain over the future of the DoubleTree by Aberdeen Hilton Treetops on Springfield Road. The hotel's manager told The Press and Journal that more than 70 staff members have been made redundant. While the venue bore the Hilton name, it was not directly run by the international chain. Details of the hotel have been wiped from the brand's website. Hilton has been approached for comment. An Aberdeen hotel closed its doors for the final time today. A former member of staff today confirmed the Treetops Hotel on Aberdeen's Springfield Road was closed. He said: "We were instructed to tell guests last night that they could not stay the next day and contacted guests who were meant to be staying to look elsewhere for accommodation. "It won't be open again as those running it are there today to shut it down." The leisure centre at the hotel also confirmed it has closed. 7 Health and Fitness said: "We can confirm that we will be closed of 12pm today and there are no plans – at present – to reopen in the immediate future." Have you been affected by the closure? Email our news desk at [email protected] or call 01224 344150 A listing on Google Maps also describes the hotel as permanently closed. The former member of staff claimed a total of 75 people had been made redundant. Scottish Conservative north-east MSP Tom Mason said: "This is a huge blow for Aberdeen and absolutely devastating for all the staff who work at the hotel. "The hotel sector in Aberdeen is continuing to be hit hard by market conditions, especially those outside the city centre. "Workers at the hotel will have been left in a state of shock at this news which is why they need to be given the appropriate support in finding other jobs. "We have seen several businesses close down in Aberdeen over recent months, mainly spiked by high business rates which companies are having to fork out."