Hilton Hotel And Golf Resort In Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, Purchased By Loughview Leisure Group
The 200-acre Hilton hotel and golf resort in Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, has been purchased for an undisclosed sum by Loughview Leisure Group.
As reported by The Irish News, Loughview Leisure, which is a subsidiary of the Kilmona property investment group headed by Belfast developer Paddy Kearney, is planning to rebrand the hotel as a DoubleTree by Hilton venue, which will make it the first venue operating the premier Hilton brand in Northern Ireland
Loughview reportedly said that the hotel and golf club will remain open without disruption while the the rebrand takes place.
Loughview Operations Director Statement
The Irish News quotes Loughview operations director Stephen Carson as saying, "We're thrilled to have completed the acquisition of Hilton Templepatrick, given its strategic location and its reputation as one of the favoured destinations in the Northern Irish hotel and golf scene.
"We will continue to invest in the resort going forward and have exciting plans to reveal in the upcoming weeks."
Loughview Finance Director Statement
The Irish News quotes Loughview finance director Christopher Kearney as saying, "DoubleTree by Hilton is one of the fastest growing brands within Hilton's portfolio and we're very excited to be the first of this franchise in Northern Ireland."
Loughview Portfolio, Staff Count And Results For Last Year
Loughview's portfolio of hotels in Northern Ireland also includes Ten Square in central Belfast, Chimney Corner in Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, and the Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.
The acquisition of the Hilton hotel and golf resort in Templepatrick will reportedly bring the number of people employed by Loughview to 250.
Latest accounts reportedly reveal that Loughview Leisure Group experienced a bottom line loss of £462,000 last year on a reduced turnover of £8.3 million.
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