BOLTON Whites Hotel bosses have sought to stress that it is “business as usual” for the venue after months of financial uncertainty.

Based at the University of Bolton Stadium the hotel was forced to close earlier this year due to a lack of resources caused by the financial collapse of owners, Burden Leisure.

However, since administrators were appointed for the parent company ­— who also owned Bolton Wanderers ­— the hotel has reopened and is now working towards hosting a range of events in the coming weeks and months.

Hotel manager Suzanne Speaks said: “The team at Bolton Whites is looking forward to rebuilding and welcoming back all clients, old and new, and is keen to offer assurances that it’s very much a case of it being business as usual.”

Ms Speak’s comments come after months of uncertainty at the 125 bed venue.

In April these issues meant that Ms Speak had to make the “heart breaking decision” to temporarily close the hotel due to a lack of resources, products and staff.

For several weeks staff at the hotel went unpaid, but voluntarily ensured that none of the events scheduled at the hotel had to be cancelled.

Ms Speak said: “Throughout that period staff were not paid their salaries but in spite of this each and every one of them continued to work behind the scenes whilst having to utilise food banks to support their families.

“The team is the heartbeat of the hotel and it is a real credit to them as they wanted to do all they could to ensure the hotel had a future and was ready to open.

“The relationship this team have with their clients is remarkable and the effort to ensure constant communication under extreme circumstances was consistent; throughout the closure no stadium events were cancelled and conferences, meetings and all weddings took place.”

The hotel officially reopened its doors in May when joint administrators, Quantuma LLP, allowed the hotel to return to business.

Since then the venue has hosted a range of events, kicking off with an evening with boxer Tony Bellew which was attended by more than 250 guests.

Crowds of more than 1,000 people also packed out the Premier Suite for a VIP Boxing Promotions event with a headline fight from Jack Cullen v. Jack Sellers.

The hotel is lined up to present the Inspire Women’s Awards, with over 450 guests, as well as several large sporting events, corporate dinners and weddings.

International football clubs from Saudi Arabia, The USA, Australia and Nigeria will also make the hotel their home during July and August as they use the nearby training ground.

Bolton Whites Hotel first opened in 1997 and has welcomed some of the worlds most iconic star and events, including Pele, Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury.