Galgorm invests £ 10million in outdoor accommodation and spa


Galgorm will create 50 new hospitality jobs as part of a £ 10million investment in outdoor accommodation and spa facilities at its Country Antrim estate.

The group, which operates the Galgorm Resort and Spa, will create an additional 50 new accommodation units on the 380-acre site over the next two years, including 18 one-bedroom Shepherd Huts and 23 one-bedroom cottages.

In addition, he has planned five “treetop refuges” within his woodlands.

The developments are part of a £ 30million project Galgorm is committed to to improve its facilities by 2027. It said it has already invested £ 60million since 2010.

“Over many years, we have invested heavily to make Galgorm an award-winning international and world-class tourism destination, and we remain firmly focused on investment and innovation to secure our global position,” said Colin Johnston, Managing Director of Galgorm Collection. . “This latest £ 10million project will see up to 50 additional accommodation units added to the resort over the next two years, increasing our workforce and expanding the domain’s footprint.”

Other developments at the resort include the two-acre expansion of the Thermal Spa Village as part of a £ 2.5million project to add new hot and cold outdoor experiences, a second outdoor swimming pool by the river to further expand the authentic Irish spa experience in a stunning woodland setting.

A further £ 100,000 has also been invested in a new spa suite while The Linen Merchants is the latest addition to the resort’s residence which offers accommodation for up to 10 people.

This new investment marks the first phase of a £ 30million project to expand and improve the resort and spa facilities by 2027 and is Galgorm Collection’s latest move to secure the resort’s position as as a world-class international tourist destination, having already invested £ 60 million since 2010.

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons welcomed the news.

“I warmly welcome Galgorm’s expansion plans to increase its visitor capacity and provide an exciting new travel experience,” he said. “I am delighted to see Galgorm Collection moving forward with new opportunities to expand its offering and solidify Northern Ireland’s position as a fantastic place to visit. My ministry’s tourism stimulus action plan aims to create a solid foundation for the revival and return to the record tourism figures of 2019.

“This Galgorm announcement is proof of the vital recovery already underway in this important and much-loved industry.”


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