Hotel Hub: Roe Park Resort, Limavady
Well established as a popular getaway destination, the Roe Park Resort will shortly begin another phase of development aimed at facilitating its ambitious growth plans.
“The refurbishment of the Roe Park Suite will begin in January 2019, expanding our function room facilities, increasing and modernising the current space available to wedding parties, and for conferences and events,” says Sinead McNicholl, marketing manager of Roe Park Resort.
“We are already seeing the benefit of this in increased interest in wedding bookings for the year ahead. Our refurbishment and expansion plans will also see the renovation of our restaurant, Greens, in early 2019 as well as a phased refurbishment of our rooms.”
Marshall reports another strong year of trading for the Resort, following a string of accolades including 2018 Golf Hotel of the Year at the Irish Hotel Awards and 2018 Hotel & Spa of the Year at the Travel and Hospitality Awards. Golfers Guide to Ireland recognised employee Terry Kelly as Golf Manager of the Year, while the hotel was also named Golf Resort of the Year at both the Irish Hotel Awards and Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association Awards.
“Another highlight for us this year, was launching our autism-friendly room, making us the first Autism Friendly Hotel in Northern Ireland,” says McNicholl.
HOTEL OPENED: June 1, 1995
OWNERSHIP & HISTORY: Ownership has not changed since the hotel was built and opened in 1995, preceded by the golf course in 1994. It was extended to facilitate more bedrooms in 2002 and, in 2007, an additional £200,000 was invested in five luxury rooms. Roe Park has extended both Greens Restaurant and the Coach House Restaurant through an investment of approximately £2m. In 2006, a further £1m was invested to develop its spa facilities, establishing Roe Park as a premier spa destination offering a range of relaxation treatments and beauty therapies with 12 treatment areas, sauna, steam suite, heated pool and a gymnasium. Roe Park has also invested in excess of £1m in the golf course in recent years, and the resort boasts an 18-hole parkland golf course surrounded by breath-taking views of the Roe Valley. The Roe Park Golf Training Academy offers private or group lessons with PGA accredited professionals as well as the latest features in golf tuition technology, such as the V1 video swing analysis system.
EMPLOYEES: 72 contract employees and 136 casual
ROOM NUMBERS: 118 stylish en-suite rooms that blend the charm of a country house estate with modern luxuries and conveniences, and one self-catering lodge which sleeps up to 11.
STAR RATING: 4-star
STYLE: 18th century manor house with modern luxuries.
MARKET POSITIONING: Leisure, groups, golf, weddings and corporate events.
GUEST PROFILE: Its location makes the hotel attractive to tourists visiting the North Coast, families, couples on a romantic getaway, tour groups, or girls’ breaks to visit the award-winning spa.
USPs: Perfect location for exploring the North Coast and nearby attractions such as Derry~Londonderry and the Roe Valley Country Park. The resort’s award-winning facilities means that there is something to suit everyone. Families can enjoy the heated pool which also includes an adjoining kids’ pool. Guests can also visit the relaxing spa and health club and award-winning golf course or dine in the two on-site restaurants.
FOOD & BEVERAGE: The resort has two restaurants – the Coach House Brasserie and Greens Restaurants. The brasserie is open daily from 10am to 10pm and offers an extensive menu suitable for the entire family. As an alternative option, Greens Restaurant is a great setting for a special family occasion or romantic meal. Both restaurants are Taste of Ulster accredited and use the best in local produce. The resort also has two bars, the Coach House Bar and O’Cahan’s Bar, offering two relaxing bar areas for guests.
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