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Green light for £6.6m, 87-bedroom hotel in Portrush

By Staff Reporter

A new £6.6m, 87-bedroom hotel in Portrush has been given the go-ahead.

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The planning committee at Causeway Coast and Glens Council yesterday dismissed concerns that the demolition of the former Londonderry Hotel for the new building could harm the "historic streetscape character" of the town centre.

Andras Hotels director Rajesh Rana said: "We are absolutely over the Moon and would like to thank the councillors for reviewing our revised proposals and recognising the huge tourism benefit and economic investment we are seeking to deliver for Portrush and wider Causeway Coast area."

It's claimed the project will contribute an estimated £1.4m annually to the local economy, create 48 jobs during construction, and an additional 41 jobs when the hotel opens.

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