The Galgorm Collection has announced a £10m investment in the property that will create a suite of new accommodation and thermal spa options within its Co. Antrim Estate.
The investment will create up to 50 hospitality jobs over the next two years, and will double the resort’s footprint to 380 acres.
This is the first phase of a £30m project to further expand and enhance resort and spa facilities by 2027. There has been over £60m invested in the resort since 2010.
The Galgorm Collection has also committed to the rollout of an enhanced benefits package for all eligible team members, including a £1m investment into private health care cover over the next five years.
The announcement was welcomed by Economy Minister Gordon Lyons on a recent visit to the Resort: “I warmly welcome Galgorm’s expansion plans to increase its visitor capacity and provide an exciting, new travel experience. I’m delighted to see Galgorm Collection forging ahead with new opportunities to expand its offering and cement Northern Ireland’s position as a fantastic place to visit.”
Colin Johnston, Galgorm Collection Managing Director, said: “Over many years, we have invested heavily to establish Galgorm as an award-winning international and world-class tourism destination, and we remain firmly focused on investment and innovation to secure our global position. This latest £10m project will see up to 50 additional accommodation units added to the Resort over the next two years, which will increase our workforce and expand the Estate’s footprint.”
New for 2021 is the addition of a range of bespoke Shepherd’s Huts with the first now open to guests. Representing an investment of £2.5m, the area is earmarked for further expansion, housing up to 18 huts by summer 2022.
Nestled deep within the newly created Secret Meadow, the one-bed huts are equipped with all mod cons. Each hut comes with its own outdoor bath and fire pit on the terrace.
Expanding upon its existing Cottage Suites, work will commence on a £2.5m project to add 23 new high spec one-bed cottages.
Plans are also in place to add five treetop hideaways set amidst the forest grounds, with the first opening next year in a £1.5m investment.
The award-winning Thermal Spa Village will further expand by two acres in a £2.5m project to add new hot and cold outdoor experiences, and a second outdoor riverside pool.
An additional £100,000 has also been invested in a brand new Spa Suite.
The Linen Merchants is the latest addition to the Resort’s residency accommodation which offers accommodation for up to 10 guests, along with an outdoor private hot tub, private garden with BBQ, two lounges, and a kitchen.