Published on:September 23, 2022

A prominent hotel in Ballycastle has unveiled the results of its latest expansion following a £1m investment with support from AIB.

The Marine Hotel located on the Causeway Coastal Route, has created ten new family rooms, sleeping up to six people each. The hotel has also renovated its event space allowing it to cater for larger conferences, events and weddings.

The expansion has brought additional employment opportunities for the area with the hotel creating ten new jobs, bringing its workforce to 40. 

Marine Hotel co-owner Claire Hunter said this latest development builds on the hotel’s vision to be the ‘go to’ hotel on the North Coast for adventurers, families, international travellers and staycationers alike.

“With its attractive seafront, great views, activities and hospitality, we have been focused on building Ballycastle’s reputation as a premier destination for coastal visitors,” said Claire Hunter.

“Through our latest expansion and renovation, we are ensuring visitors have a welcoming and comfortable spot to linger even longer in the area.”

Shane Megahey, head of relationship management at AIB, said: “The Marine Hotel continues to go from strength to strength under the exceptional leadership of Claire and her business partner Colum McLornan.

“Not only are they enhancing the appeal of the hotel, but they are also creating opportunities for further growth in the area and beyond.

“With a focus on exceptional customer service and quality as well as collaborating with other businesses and industry partners, the team has set itself apart during a challenging period and we’re proud to back their dreams and ambitions.”