BY TIM HEDGLEY, TRAVEL EDITOR
HASTINGS Hotels have unveiled a host of refurbishments at their flagship property, The Culloden Estate & Spa.
It follows £1,000,000 investment in the hotel on the outskirts of Belfast, on the road between Holywood and Bangor in Co Down.
The hotel stands in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodlands was once the official palace for the Bishops of Down and it is from this piece of history they drew inspiration for the NEW Crozier Lounge.
The £1m investment has allowed for a number of refurbishments to have taken place throughout the property.
This includes upgrades to the kitchen, banqueting suites and the Spa.
All rooms and suites have also been kitted out with their NEW luxurious ‘Cloud Beds’ and significant landscaping has taken place to create the hotel’s very own Herb Garden.
The Crozier Lounge, named after the last Bishop to leave the Culloden when it was a former Bishop’s palace provides a relaxed space for guests to enjoy food and drink throughout the day.
A new menu has been put together featuring teas, coffees, wines, cocktails and a selection of tempting dishes.
There is also an extensive Gin Menu with around 14 different types from around the world and NEW signature ‘Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea’.
Sir William Hastings, Chairman of Hastings Hotels, said: “At Hastings Hotels we have a long term philosophy to reinvest year on year in our people and our properties.
“The new Crozier Lounge is perfect for our guests to relax and enjoy a meal or a drink.
“We are delighted to offer a fantastic selection of gins as well as a signature Hendrick’s Gin Afternoon Tea.
“Other parts of the hotel have also been included in the investment programme as we strive to ensure we offer our guests a first class service every time which is something that we pride ourselves on.
“The Culloden Estate & Spa remains Northern Ireland’s foremost five star hotel and continues to be the hotel of choice for stars from around the world.
“The five star market is no longer just for celebrities, as everyone loves to indulge in a little bit of luxury and that’s what we can offer.
“The Inward Investment companies are arriving in increasing numbers, along with Northern Ireland’s share of the upswing in visitor numbers from North America and Australasia, so this investment is timely to ensure we continue to appeal to a growing market,” Sir William added.
Hastings Hotels offer nightly rates at The Culloden Estate & Spa from £70 per person on a B&B basis.
To find out more visit www.hastingshotels.com or further details or call one of the team on 028 9042 1066.