£600,000 investment in Flagstaff Lodge Newry creating 13 new jobs
The former Newry Golf Inn, Forkhill Road, Newry has completed a £600,000 investment in purpose built accommodation and a rebrand with the support of First Trust Bank.
Now called Flagstaff Lodge and located on the busy Belfast to Dublin corridor, the 5 Star Guest Inn venue has added 18 guest rooms to its existing hospitality offering which includes a restaurant, lounge and large function suite as well as an adjoining golf driving range. The expansion has also led to the creation of an additional 13 new jobs.
The new facilities boast a range of top quality ensuite, single, double, executive and family rooms which will immediately allow it to offer a full hospitality experience to the growing number of visitors in the area as well as to support its existing events and function business.
Speaking about the investment, owner Gary Heaney said; “We are delighted to now bring our brand new purpose built accommodation facilities to the local market and look forward to welcoming new guests in the days and weeks ahead. We are conveniently located, midway between Belfast and Dublin, just off the A1/M1 dual carriageway and with the many tourist attractions on our doorstep including the ‘Ring of Gullion’ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the world famous Mourne mountains, we are confident that we will meet a need for more quality accommodation in the area. We are delighted to have the support of First Trust Bank who understood our vision as well as the opportunity that was presented and have helped us to bring this project to its completion.”
Stephen Comer, Manager, First Trust Bank said; “Gary and his team have already built up a strong reputation locally for good food and quality service in the existing facilities. Given the growth in tourism and business in the area we believed in his vision to add purpose built accommodation, growing the broader hospitality offering on what is already a well-known landmark site. We believe that this a very welcome addition to the local hospitality sector and will benefit the wider community, delivering more visitors and spend in the Newry area.”
More details about the new facilities can be found here http://flagstafflodgenewry.com/