Hotel Hub: Portaferry Hotel

Hotel Hub: Portaferry Hotel

Cahal and Mary Arthurs’ third summer at the helm of the Portaferry Hotel has been their most successful to date. “We feel that this is due to a lot of factors,” says Mary. “Firstly, the weather of course. We are in such a beautiful spot on the shores of Strangford... View Article

Hotel Hub: Roe Park Resort, Limavady

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... View Article

Hotel Hub: Dunadry Hotel, Antrim

Hotel Hub: Dunadry Hotel, Antrim

One year on from the McKeever Hotel Group adding the Dunadry Hotel to its portfolio, “and to see what we have achieved in that short period of time is astounding,” says Eugene McKeever MBE, Group managing director. “It has been a poignant year of change, in our bid to refurbish... View Article

Hotel Hub: Shipquay Boutique Hotel, Derry-Londonderry

Hotel Hub: Shipquay Boutique Hotel, Derry-Londonderry

Approaching its first year in business, Shipquay Boutique Hotel has a prime location in the heart of Derry and is attracting glowing reviews on Tripadvisor. “I have been very pleased with the hotel’s performance to date,” says Rory Cregan, managing director. “As it is a brand-new hotel, it was quite... View Article

Hotel Hub: The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

Hotel Hub: The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

At the forefront of efforts to boost the accommodation offer on the North Coast, The Marine Hotel in Ballycastle has just completed phase one of a £1m expansion programme. All 33 rooms have been renovated, as have its seafood restaurant Marconi’s Bar & Bistro and function room. A second phase... View Article

Hotel Hub: Millbrook House Hotel, Ballynahinch

Hotel Hub: Millbrook House Hotel, Ballynahinch

Since taking over the property five years ago, the Maguire family has embarked on a programme of upgrades at the Millbrook House Hotel, which was one of a small group of hotels recently named among The Top 100 Hospitality Businesses 2018. “The hotel has gone from strength to strength especially... View Article

Hotel Hub: AC Hotel by Marriott, City Quays Belfast

Hotel Hub: AC Hotel by Marriott, City Quays Belfast

AC Hotels by Marriott, a global lifestyle brand with properties across Europe and the US, is set to open its first Northern Ireland hotel in Belfast this April. Heading up the hotel, which represents a £25m investment by Belfast Harbour in the City Quays site, is General Manager Lisa Steele.... View Article

30th anniversary caps off an award-winning year for the Bushmills Inn

30th anniversary caps off an award-winning year for the Bushmills Inn

Thirty years after it was saved from dereliction, The Bushmills Inn is celebrating an impressive awards haul affirming its reputation as a leading light in the local hospitality industry. Among accolades awarded over the past year are Hotel of the Year and Customer Service Excellence (Northern Ireland Tourism Awards); Top... View Article

Room for success

Room for success

Brexit and a lack of devolved government have been the biggest challenges facing the Northern Ireland hotel industry says Ciaran O’Neill, the man behind Derry’s award-winning boutique hotel Bishop’s Gate. He has witnessed an influx of investment from large hoteliers in Northern Ireland, challenged the government on Air Passenger Duty... View Article