A plan has been lodged to build a new £15m hotel in County Derry in a bid to fill the ‘shortfall in tourist bed spaces’ in the area.
A proposal to create a 119-bed hotel on land south of 120 Ballyreagh Road has been submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens Council from C&V Developments, which could help encourage more tourists to visit the north coast.
With the Open due to return to Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019, C&V Developments is aiming for the hotel to be in full swing by then, in order to really maximise the opportunity that the gold competition brings to the area.
Vivienne Gilholm of C&V Developments said she would be excited to deliver the project in the ‘not so distant future’ if plans were given the green light.
Speaking to Derry Now, she said: “We have worked extremely hard over the last year with the team to bring this project forward and to a key milestone in the submission of the detailed planning application.
“The interest and support received has really been quite overwhelming giving us the comfort that we are on the right track. Our early market analysis has shown that there was a clear shortfall in tourist bed spaces and spa & leisure facilities on the North Coast.”