Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland hotel sold creating 50 jobs - owner to reveal 'exciting, energetic plans'

Templeton Hotel.
Templeton Hotel.

The Galgorm Collection hospitality group has agreed to purchase the Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick.

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The Templeton Hotel was built by Stephen and David McCombe in 1990. The three-star hotel currently boasts 24 en-suite bedrooms and caters for weddings and a wide range of events.

Galgorm group said that it will soon reveal "exciting and energetic plans" for the redevelopment of the Templeton Hotel adding 50 jobs to the current staff.

The group said it would be investing £7million in the project in the local economy.

The new property will add to Galgorm’s portfolio, which includes Belfast-based restaurants Fratelli and Cafe Parisien and the £600,000 purchase and refurbishment of the Castle Kitchen + Bar at Galgorm Castle Golf Club in 2018.

The group's flagship hotel is the luxury Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort outside Ballymena.

Managing Director of the group Colin Johnston said that the move showed the company's commitment to the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.

"Our multi-million-pound investment in Templepatrick will strengthen the local community and economy, as well as cement Northern Ireland’s reputation as a world-class tourism destination," he said.

“The Galgorm Collection is an extensive investor in Northern Ireland and our latest exciting venture in Templepatrick will bring our current employee count to just short of 1,000 people, reaffirming our commitment to the people of Northern Ireland. Over 50 jobs will be created and all current staff will be retained.”

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