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Lough Eske Castle Hotel Appoints New General Manager

Lough Eske Castle Hotel Appoints New General Manager

Harcourt Developments, the proprietors of Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal has announced the appointment of Donal Cox as the venue’s new general manager.  Cox has returned to Lough Eske Castle from sister hotel Redcastle Hotel & Spa in north Donegal, after having previously served as the former hotel’s operations manager seven years ago.

Cast Your Anchor at One of Belfast’s Most Unique Experiences – Titanic Hotel Belfast Review

Cast Your Anchor at One of Belfast’s Most Unique Experiences – Titanic Hotel Belfast Review

The Taste - I have to admit I was fairly sure Belfast had exhausted every Titanic related revenue opportunity conceivable. With thousands of tourists flocking to The Titanic Quarter in Belfast on a daily basis it seemed odd that this neck of the woods was poorly served however when it came to accommodation options.

The Titanic is a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the now infamous RMS Titanic was built. Being one of the busiest visitor attraction in Northern Ireland it makes perfect sense that when an opportunity to acquire an old shipbuilding office right next door presented itself the company behind this mammoth attraction saw it as a chance to really transform the space.

Major tourism award for Titanic Hotel

Major tourism award for Titanic Hotel

After only 8-months of operation, Titanic Hotel Belfast has won the prestigious RICS Award for 'outstanding contribution to tourism and leisure facilities in Northern Ireland.'

The new hotel is situated in the original Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices & Headquarters, one of Northern Ireland's most important historical buildings. A location of global significance where over 1,000 ships were designed including the famous Olympic-class liners.

Harcourt welcomes UB40 to Carlisle Bay

Harcourt welcomes UB40 to Carlisle Bay

Harcourt recently hosted British reggae legends UB40 and the Virgin Holidays film crew at Carlisle Bay when they were in Antigua making a new music video for their top ten hit 'Come Back Darling' to encourage tourists to 'come back' to the Caribbean following a concerted recovery effort after the impact of Hurricane Irma.

Inside Belfast's new £28m Titanic Hotel as it opens with a fanfare

Inside Belfast's new £28m Titanic Hotel as it opens with a fanfare

Belfast Telegraph - Belfast's newest luxury hotel has opened its doors at the site of the former Harland & Wolff drawing offices and headquarters after a two-year restoration.

The £28m Titanic Hotel, which highlights the history behind Queen's Island and the shipbuilding industry in Northern Ireland, was opened with a performance by...

Claudia Winkleman's Antigua adventure

Claudia Winkleman's Antigua adventure

Tatler - If you're anything like me, you're fed up with making decisions. What are we going to call the baby? What soup are we going to eat? Where should this lamp thing I bought go? Who's coming for supper? Should I give up sugar or gluten? I'm DONE with deciding stuff. It's all I do, all day long...

Still One Of The Caribbean's Best Resorts: Antigua's Carlisle Bay

Still One Of The Caribbean's Best Resorts: Antigua's Carlisle Bay

Forbes - The Caribbean is ablaze with resort pyrotechnics: Celebrity chefs! Underwater sound systems! Bath butlers and 90-foot “infinity” bars! Wasn’t the islands’ original appeal that they were a low-key, laid-back escape from all that?

Antigua: The Big Easy

Antigua: The Big Easy

The Times - A luxurious winter break in the Caribbean provided the perfect opportunity for Julie Burchill to indulge her passion for hotels.

Maybe it’s something to do with being one of Mother Nature’s runaways, but I’ve never understood why so many otherwise sensible people have a problem with hotels - more specifically, why people who could afford to stay at gorgeous hotels choose to hire villas instead.

I grew up in a working-class family, yet when we went to the seaside it was to a B&B - never a flat - and when we went to Butlin’s it was full-board, never self-catering. My parents regarded those who chose to do their own cooking on holiday as uptight, penny-pinching freaks, and as in all things they were so right.