A historic hotel on Portland is in new hands.

Specialist property business adviser Christie & Co says it has successfully completed on the sale of the Royal Breakwater Hotel in Castletown.

The new owner is Mark Dolan, who purchased the site, a Grade II listed Victorian-built hotel, from Rob Smail. Mr Smail, who has owned the hotel since 1996, has retired from the trade.

Mr Dolan has many plans to improve the hotel, which will be announced in the coming months.

Jimmy Johns, Finance Consultant at Christie Finance brokered funding for the new owner to purchase the business.

He said of the deal: “With Mark’s business management background and experience, he is a great owner to take this hotel forward.”