Stornoway’s Caledonian Hotel has closed due to the end of the current lease.
Owners Punch Taverns say the closure is temporary and that it will re-open once a new operator is found.
A spokesperson said: “The hotel is temporarily closed and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
“Our priority is to open the hotel as soon as possible with a new operator.”
She added that they did not have details of the number of staff who had lost their jobs.