At the turn of the century, the hotel was gifted to the town of Cullen for use as a Town Hall. Latterly sold as a hotel the building had several owners until being re-purchased by Seafield Estates in 1971 with the intention of restoring and renovating to its former glory. Much money at that time was spent with no less than £225,000 being used for reconstruction to satisfy its discerning patrons with the decor and design being undertaken at that time by Mrs Nina Konig, a London designer and friend of Lady Seafield.
As it is today, the hotel was refurbished to a very high standard with an emphasis on the highest of quality and elegance displayed throughout. As the General Manager Mr David Assenti expressed in a newspaper article in 1973 “The aim is to create a warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere, and at the same time the standards of service and cuisine properly associated with a really top-class hotel, and I am certain it has been achieved.” Very much the same values that we emulate in the present day.