Hotel of the Year award for Galgorm Resort & Spa

Paul Smyth, Lauren McAteer, Brendan Dowdall First Trust Bank, pictured at the NI Tourism Awards.

Paul Smyth, Lauren McAteer, Brendan Dowdall First Trust Bank, pictured at the NI Tourism Awards.

Galgorm Resort & Spa has scooped the prestigious Hotel of the Year award at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2016, held in St Columb’s Hall, Londonderry.

Tourism NI Chairman Terence Brannigan was in attendance, presenting the awards.

Every year this highly-anticipated gala awards evening, gathers together the very best of the tourism and hospitality industry in Northern Ireland to celebrate the success of Northern Irish tourism and Galgorm Resort & Spa, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, were absolutely delighted to walk away with the prestigious industry award of Hotel of the Year and seeing off stiff competition within its category.

Colin Johnston, General Manager of Galgorm, said: “We are extremely honoured to win Hotel of the Year.

“It is down to the hard work and dedication of our team that we have won this award. It is great to be congratulated as one of our industry’s finest and we strive to continue this success. We’d also like to thank our loyal customers for making this happen, it is especially poignant to win this award as 2016 is our 25th anniversary year and a cause for real celebration of all we’ve achieved over the last 25 years.

“Galgorm Resort and Spa’s commitment to providing an unrivalled customer experience and to enhancing the tourism infrastructure in Northern Ireland continues to be paramount.”

Tourism NI Chairman, Terence Brannigan, said: “There’s no doubt these awards are the biggest night of the tourism industry calendar and both the awardees and this city have done Northern Ireland proud.”

Galgorm Resort & Spa goes from strength to strength having launched their new thermal spa village to huge success last year, located on the banks of the River Maine, guests enjoy the serenity of the natural landscape and experience pure relaxation with an extensive selection of water based treatments and facilities including Riverside Hot Tubs, Indoor and Outdoor Heated Pools, Steam Rooms and Celtic Sauna and the unique Snow Cabin.