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Slieve Donard Resort invests £1.1m in renovation programme

From left, Michael Weston, general manager of the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa and Hazel Magill, executive head chef.

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa has undergone a renovation programme, representing a £1.1m investment by Hastings Hotels.

There has been a full renovation and redevelopment of the kitchen including layout and all new equipment and the Drawing Room has been redesigned. The final stage is due to be completed in September, when 16 of the luxurious bedrooms will be upgraded.

“We are dedicated to ensuring all our guests have the very best experience and that our service exceeds their expectations,” said Michael Weston, general manager of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa. “As part of this, we continue to invest in the Resort while honouring the building’s legacy as one of Ireland’s most majestic hotels.

“The £1.1m renovation programme has included a brand-new kitchen which will allow our chefs to build on our dedication to local provenance and develop our offering in-line with the growing market for food tourism.

“We are very passionate about food and have just launched our new seasonal menus in all of the hotel’s dining options. As part of the kitchen investment, we have also modernised our team member areas to ensure a harmonious working environment and a nice space for them to relax during their breaks.”

“Also included in the investment programme are 16 of our luxurious bedrooms, the Lighthouse Lounge and the Drawing Room as we strive to ensure our guests receive a first-class service every time.

“It’s been a busy 12 months with a 10% growth in our overall business across the Resort and we are currently enjoying a very busy summer period with excellent forecasted bookings for the remainder of the year. We are confident that the award-winning Slieve Donard Resort & Spa will continue to be a major draw for the local tourism industry and this investment will allow us to facilitate the growing markets of leisure and business visitors while providing the very best of the famous Northern Ireland hospitality.”

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