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Portstewart boutique hotel Me and Mrs Jones set to relaunch

By Claire Williamson

A north coast boutique hotel, which closed just seven months after it opened, is set to relaunch this week.

Me and Mrs Jones first opened in Portstewart in 2012 and closed just a few months later.

Mystery surrounded the closure of the then 20-bed hotel and wine bar.

Its closure was met with surprise with tourists and locals alike who had enjoyed the venue.

But it has now revamped and is set to reopen this week as the Irish Open kicks off with the world's top golfers descending on the North Coast, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke and many more.

The Coleraine Chronicle reports that the hotel's new proprietor is Mary McCloy.

The hotel confirmed it would be opening this week and posted a series of teasers on its social media pages over the weekend.

It is not known exactly what day the hotel will be open to the public.

Local councillor Norman Hillis said he was "delighted" to see the hotel reopening and said its closure was a "big loss to the tourist industry in the North Coast".

He said: "It is incomprehensible as far as I'm concerned that it's been closed since then (2012).

"It was a great location and I think the whole content and the rooms were first class."

He added: "It'll be a considerable asset to our tourism on the North Coast."

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