Luxury hotel & spa unveils £11m expansion


The Galgorm Resort and Spa has officially unveiled its £11m expansion.

The luxury hotel now consists of 122 bedrooms and a new 75,000 sq ft new thermal spa experience, including hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, steam rooms and saunas in a tranquil setting.

The last ten years has seen the hotel go through an extensive development period, with more than £35m invested in the resort altogether.

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Galgorm managing director Paul Smyth said the investment will not only reinforce Galgorm Resort and Spa’s commitment to providing a top customer experience but also help to enhance the tourism infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

Speaking to The Belfast Telegraph, he added: "This project was undertaken to create a world-class addition to the already outstanding guest facilities here.

"This latest chapter in the Galgorm story is a testament to the drive and vision of the team not just at Galgorm Resort and Spa, but also to Martin and Hamilton and the 100-strong construction team, and our architects Douglas Wallace who all worked together bring the development to life.

The Ballymena-based resort first opened in 1998 and Terence Brannigan, chair of Tourism NI, said the expansion will enhance Northern Ireland’s reputation as a "must-visit destination".

Tullymore House Group, which owns and operates Galgorm Resort and Spa, is also developing the Bedford Hotel in a £12.5m project at the iconic Scottish Mutual Building in Belfast.