The Marcus Hotel Portrush, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will restore a Victorian building to its former glory as a hotel and is anticipated to mark the brand's Northern Ireland debut in 2025.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans to bring the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand to Northern Ireland, with an opening in the popular seaside town of Portrush, as part of a franchise agreement with Andras House.
Once opened, The Marcus Hotel Portrush, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is anticipated to be the only internationally branded hotel in the town, attracting travellers from across the globe looking to enjoy everything Northern Ireland has to offer.
Embracing the distinct culture of its local neighbourhood, the hotel will join a global portfolio of more than 100 unique Tapestry Collection by Hilton properties globally, which provide the perfect base for travellers looking for the authentic experience of an independent hotel at a destination worth exploring. The 83-room hotel will also boast a café, restaurant, and bar, providing a welcome choice for visitors in an area with limited hotel capacity.
Nearby highlights for guests include the historic city of Belfast, the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and UNESCO World Heritage Site the Giant's Causeway on the Atlantic coast - a popular beauty spot for hikers, surfers, artists, and families. Portrush will also host the 153rd Open in 2025, marking the return of the famous golf tournament to Northern Ireland after its highly successful 2019 event.
Having served as a hotel and artisan bakery for more than 85 years between 1895 and the 1980s, the renovation project will return the site of this listed building on Main Street to its former glory, embracing the area's culture and restoring and extending the historic building. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the colour scheme will reflect the beautiful coastline and landscape and the design will celebrate the history of Portrush, a Victorian tourist resort and will retain features including the building's original mosaic signage.
As part of the planning permission, Andras House commissioned an Economic Impact Statement, with the hotel projected to boost the local economy by £1.6 million and visitor spending by £1.1 million annually, creating new opportunities for surrounding businesses. It will also see almost 70 jobs created during construction and over 40 jobs once the hotel begins operation.1
1. Projections formed as part of an Economic Impact Statement prepared by Turley Economics and commissioned by Andras House during the planning application stage.
Portrush, United Kingdom