Dunluce hotel is 'bigger' than the Open
The Texan property developer behind the Dunluce Resort and Spa project has said if planning is approved, her hotel could open in time for the Open golf competition in 2019.
Minka and Gavin Boyd's £65m scheme, which will create 300 jobs upon completion, would include 115 hotel rooms, 14 duplex penthouse apartments, three detached villas and a further 48 apartments.
However, the Portrush development has attracted hundreds of objections.
Minka said: "Our vision is to open in time for the 2019 Open but this project is bigger than the Open. It will bring much more to the area. We are opening up a segment that doesn't exist in the North Coast."