Hotel Hub: Ballygally Castle Hotel

Hotel Hub: Ballygally Castle Hotel

“Ballygally Castle has had a great year and occupancy continues to increase with our key audiences in the leisure market and weddings,” says Norman McBride, general manager. “In 2019, following a £135,000 investment, we introduced our new Belvedere Suite, a stunning wedding pavilion which offers couples a unique venue to... View Article

Hotel Hub: Holiday Inn Express University Street, Belfast

Hotel Hub: Holiday Inn Express University Street, Belfast

A modern hotel, located near Queen’s University Belfast with easy access to the Titanic Quarter and the City Centre, Holiday Inn Express Belfast City attracts business travellers, families and leisure visitors including concertgoers, history enthusiasts and shoppers. “These markets are hugely buoyant for us, which is fantastic, and we want... View Article

Hotel Hub: Dobbins Inn Hotel, Carrickfergus

Hotel Hub: Dobbins Inn Hotel, Carrickfergus

After an onerous restoration project over 2018-2019, Dobbins Inn Hotel is expecting to reap the rewards of its investment this year with increased interest from visitors eager to stay and see first-hand the rich history of the property. Embarking on the project mid-2018, in conjunction with Carrickfergus Townscape Initiative and... View Article

Hotel Hub: Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn, Aghadowey, Coleraine

Hotel Hub: Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn, Aghadowey, Coleraine

Three new bedrooms have just been opened in time for Christmas at the Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn, while all 15 existing rooms have been upgraded to a four-star standard. “This year’s business has seen a slight increase in food and beverage, but also an increase in costs across... View Article

Hotel Hub: Mahon’s Hotel, Irvinestown

Hotel Hub: Mahon’s Hotel, Irvinestown

This year has been quite a year of celebration for Mahon’s as we mark 135 years in business,” says Joe Mahon, owner. “We started the year with an Open House event where we invited local community to take part in an evening of entertainment and a house tour.” Further events... View Article

Hotel Hub: Killeavy Castle Estate, Co Armagh

Hotel Hub: Killeavy Castle Estate, Co Armagh

Heritage, provenance and location are at the heart of a £12m project developing the formerly derelict Killeavy Castle into a boutique hotel and spa. The 19th century Grade A-listed Castle now features four luxury rooms and is linked to a 45-bedroom spa hotel housed in Grade 2-listed former coach house,... View Article

Hotel Hub: The Salthouse Hotel, Ballycastle

Hotel Hub: The Salthouse Hotel, Ballycastle

Perched above Ballycastle and offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Salthouse Hotel represents an investment of £5m by the McGarrity family. An eco luxury hotel, featuring an innovative design inspired by the local landscape, it brings a unique offer to the North Coast hotel scene. As well as... View Article

Hotel Hub: Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae

Hotel Hub: Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae

A major investment programme has boosted the popular Portballintrae hotel’s accommodation rating up to four stars, leaving it well placed to make the most of The Open and its legacy. “We have seen the business go from strength to strength over the past year whilst gearing up for The Open,”... View Article

Hotel Hub: Ramada by Wyndham Belfast

Hotel Hub: Ramada by Wyndham Belfast

A large-scale rebrand and refurbishment of the Talbot Street hotel has been completed this year, marking its transition from a Ramada Encore to the Ramada by Wyndham brand. The rebrand follows its naming as Best Ramada Encore in competition with all other Encore hotels within the Wyndham brand’s portfolio following... View Article

Hotel Hub: Stormont Hotel, Belfast

Hotel Hub: Stormont Hotel, Belfast

“The Stormont Hotel has had a great year and I’m delighted to report that our occupancy and events business is continuing to grow steadily,” says Andy McNeill, general manager. “Last year we completed a £1m renovation programme and, as part of this, the lounge was extended to twice the size... View Article