A buyer is being sought for Brooks Hotels and Leisure, a company which operates three hospitality businesses in Looe, Cornwall, which has gone into administration.
Business recovery practice Lameys has been appointed to take over the running of the 12-bedroom Barclay House hotel, fish restaurant Trawlers on the Quay and the Plough pub in Duloe, near Looe.
Michelle Weir of Lameys said that the three businesses will continue to operate while a review is carried out of Brook's trading activities, with the aim of protecting 60 jobs and goodwill.
"There has already been significant interest shown in the three establishments and I am confident of attracting a serious buyer for one or all of the trades over the coming weeks," she said. "Whilst a review of the trading operations will be necessary, it is hoped that the business will continue with as little disruption as possible whilst discussions are held with interested parties."
Weir added that while it is not currently possible to confirm repayment to Brook's creditors, she is "hopeful that creditors may receive a dividend in due course".
Malcolm Brooks is named as the sole director of the Brooks Hotels and Leisure in documents lodged at Companies House.