Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident that occurred at The Station Hotel on Commercial Road in Insch earlier this week.
The incident happened at the building formally known as The Carriages, between 7.20pm on Monday, March 26 and 7am on Tuesday, March 27 where an object was thrown through a window.
PC Lewis Moir of the Garioch Community Policing Team said: "Vandalism and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. The owners of the hotel are in the process of refurbishing the premises and so it is disappointing that someone has chosen to cause damage to a local business which will benefit the community in the long term.
"If anyone noticed anything suspicious in or around the area of Commercial Road, Insch, between these hours, please call Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 0485 of 27 March."
Information can also be given anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.