The 4 star Ballygally Castle, owned by Hastings Hotels, will undergo a six month refurbishment programme which will see eight of its current bedrooms removed and replaced with 18 new ‘5 star coastal view’ bedrooms including six family rooms.
When complete it will have a total of 54 bedrooms making it one of the largest hotels on the Causeway coastal route. The River Room will be replaced by the brand new Kintyre Ballroom with breathtaking views over the Castle gardens and stunning coastline all the way to the Mull of Kintyre, and will cater for a total of 250 people.
“Ballygally Castle is a spectacular retreat located in the heart of breathtaking scenery for which the Antrim Coast is so famous. In recent years we have experienced an increase in short lesiure breaks, weddings, meetings, conferences and escorted visitor groups to the Castle and we believe this £3M investment will help us continue to appeal to these growing markets. The Causeway coast and glens continue to attract an increasing amount of visitors every year” said Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels.
“The Castle will be closed for the six months while the construction work is taking place, and we have relocated the staff around our other five hotels in Northern Ireland which will give them a broader experience allowing them to return refreshed with new motivation to Ballygally.”
The £3M upgrade of Ballygally Castle follows a £1M investment by Hastings Hotels in the 5-star Culloden Estate & Spa earlier this year, both of which are part of the group’s ongoing re-investment programme.
“We are very excited about this massive investment in Ballygally Castle and look forward to welcoming our guests when we reopen the doors in April 2014,” said Stephen Perry, General Manager of the Ballygally Castle.
The Hotel will be closed from 13th October 2013 until the end of March 2014.