New hotel will create 26 hospitality jobs

Galgorm Collection has announced the opening of a new luxury hotel in an investment worth £10 million that will create an additional 26 hospitality jobs, taking its total workforce to almost 100 team members.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 8:27 am

The 33-bedroom boutique hotel and spa - The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat – will open on June 18 and follows the purchase and transformation of the former Templeton Hotel in Templepatrick,

The property was acquired by Galgorm Collection in 2018 and now offers stylish accommodation, a luxury outdoor spa and lakeside walk, an onsite bar and restaurant and an exclusive-use events space for weddings and conferences.

Galgorm Collection Managing Director, Colin Johnston, said: “After more than 18 months of extensive redevelopment and a challenging year for the hospitality industry we’re thrilled to throw open our doors.

Galgorm Collection set to open The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat this summer

“Not only does this represent a significant investment in the local economy and cements our longstanding commitment to support and grow our tourism industry, but it comes with 26 new hospitality roles which we are currently recruiting for.”

Extensive refurbishment work has been undertaken to upgrade the hotel’s 33 guestrooms which come equipped with all the latest mod cons.

Additionally, a £2 million outdoor spa area offers guests a lakeside tranquil space for relaxation, with attractions including Swedish saunas, aromatherapy steam room, halotherapy salt chamber and Roman inspired baths and hot tubs.

The Rabbit also features a lakeside beach complete with heated sand, a Lake Bar, sunken lounge and plush cabanas for a laid back, luxurious experience.

The 33-bedroom boutique hotel and spa - The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat - will open on June 18

“With full safety measures in place and a fresh new offering, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is the perfect place for reuniting with loved ones and enjoying memorable new experiences and we look forward to welcoming guests this summer,” said Colin Johnston.