Hastings Hotels invests over £1m in the Culloden Estate
Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels was joined by Adrian McNally, General Manager and Paul McKnight, Executive Head Chef of the Culloden Estate and Spa as the 5-star hotel unveils its recent refurbishment
Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels, Adrian McNally, General Manager and Paul McKnight, Executive Head Chef of the Culloden Estate and Spa
NORTHERN Ireland’s premier 5-star hotel, the Culloden Estate and Spa, has unveiled its recent refurbishment which was in excess of £1,000,000.
Various parts of the hotel have been included in the investment programme which boasts a new-look Mitre restaurant and refurbished bedrooms including the four original tower suites. This month, as part of the investment a refurbishment programme of the spa will begin.
Adrian McNally, General Manager of the Culloden Estate & Spa said: “We are delighted to unveil the results of our latest refurbishment which was an investment by Hastings Hotels in excess of £1,000,000. The refurbishment is part of the ongoing investment programme that we at Hastings Hotels pride ourselves on to ensure we make the most of our properties and our people as we continue to offer our guests a first class service every time.
“As well as the refurbishment of the bedrooms, we undertook a complete redesign of the Mitre restaurant. Our aim for the Mitre was to stay true to the heritage and architecture of the original hotel while introducing a contemporary luxury with rich upholsteries, rich mocha woods, flowing gold voile sheers and antiqued mirrors reflecting the natural light from a wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the estate gardens and Belfast Lough. We are delighted with the result and are confident that we have achieved the correct balance between traditional and contemporary,” Adrian continued.
“To complement the new look restaurant our Executive Head Chef Paul McKnight and Executive Sous Chef Brian Donaldson have created a new menu which takes on classical dishes with a contemporary twist. For example, we took a starter of prawn, ham and melon and created a prawn ice-cream, chargrilled watermelon and air dried ham. It is a very exciting menu and reinforces our dedication to using the very best of local produce.
“Taking our guests through this extraordinary culinary journey is a team of highly trained services professionals and coinciding with our investment we have developed new services styles with the input of our servers and training from our new Restaurant Manager Chris Kilpatrick.
“With this ongoing investment in our property and our staff, we feel we continue to offer the most attentive service with the best of Northern Ireland hospitality,” Adrian concluded.