Galgorm Resort & Spa poised to unveil £10m extension
The £10m extension to the Galgorm Resort & Spa is to be opened in September, it has been announced.
The development outside Ballymena includes 48 luxury hotel rooms and a new 'spa village' - billed as the first of its kind in the British Isles.
It will feature a relaxation pool, a riverside sauna, plunge pool and a sheltered area with an open fire and private tubs.
There will be a total of 128 rooms at the Co Antrim venue following the extension, which has received funding from First Trust and Invest NI.
Managing director Paul Smyth said: "We want to create something very special at Galgorm Resort and Spa.
"We are launching what will become an awe-inspiring space, where staying overnight or just visiting for the day will be a relaxed, informal and friendly experience to savour.
"We are excited for the future of the resort and feel this new development will firmly place the resort on the international map."
The resort recently featured in a Sunday Times list of the Ultimate 100 hotels.
Galgorm owner Tullymore House Ltd, which is run by brothers Paul and Nicholas Hill, also has plans to convert the six-storey Scottish Mutual Building in Belfast into a hotel.
The brothers have also opened Fratelli, a Italian restaurant, in Belfast's Great Victoria Street. There is another Fratelli restaurant in the Galgorm development.