Northern Ireland’s Newest Five-Star Hospitality Venue To Open In Autumn

By Robert McHugh
Northern Ireland’s Newest Five-Star Hospitality Venue To Open In Autumn

Dunluce Lodge, Northern Ireland’s newest five-star hospitality venue, will open this autumn, ahead of the 153rd Open Championship returning to Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2025.

The resort will offer 35 luxury suites and a private lodge, offering eight private suites, private dining, and a fireside lounge space for exclusive use.

Golf Facilities

Dunluce Lodge has an on-site putting green, designed by renowned golf architect Martin Ebert, and complimentary private transfers to the nearby helipad and clubhouses at the Royal Portrush and Portstewart golf clubs.

The property will have a small and intimate spa, including a fitness facility that will provide the opportunity for a massage, steam treatment, or stretching session.

Links Collection

Dunluce Lodge will be operated by Valor Hospitality Partners, a global full-service hotel management company, in partnership with the US-based owners, Links Collection.


This partnership is also responsible for the five-star boutique hotel Seaton House, in St Andrews, which is set to open later this year.

Stephen Meldrum has been appointed general manager of Dunluce Lodge.

‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’

“It is a thrill to be working on this incredible project in such an area of outstanding natural beauty and on the edge of such an iconic golf course,” said Euan McGlashan, global co-founder and chief executive officer, Valor Hospitality Partners.

“Our wonderful owners have been intimately involved in all the design details, ensuring that their love of hospitality, golf, and Northern Ireland is projected into Dunluce Lodge, which will stand proudly as the region’s only five-star hotel.”


The Lodge will provide à-la-carte dining and tasting menus that can be enjoyed in the restaurant, wine room, or private dining spaces.


The restaurant and bar will overlook the golf course and ocean. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy selected craft beers, wines and whiskeys throughout the entire property.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience guided and curated experiences, to include country sports, the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, and the many other unique experiences that the Causeway Coast has to offer.

‘New Standard’

“When Dunluce Lodge opens later this year, it will set a new standard as the definitive five-star location on the Causeway Coast,” said general manager Meldrum.

“Overlooking the fourth fairway at Royal Portrush Golf Club and facing the wild Atlantic Ocean, our location speaks for itself.”