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Ballycastle's Marine Hotel Finds a Buyer

9th June 2012
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Ballycastle's Marine Hotel Finds a Buyer

#TOURISM - BBC News reports that Ballycastle's only major hotel has found a potential buyer 18 months after closing its doors.

The reopening of the Marine Hotel - the sale of which has recently been agreed - could be a needed lift for the economy of the Co Antrim town.

"The closure of the hotel was a major blow to the town's economy," said the BBC, "as the Marine not only catered for tourists, but many local clubs and sporting organisations used its function rooms for meetings and events."

The property went into receivership in May last year after the bankruptcy of its then owner, developer Mervyn McAlister.

The Marine's reopening - which could be as soon as the end of this summer - would be an extra boost to marine tourism facilities on the North coast, following the opening of Portnagree House, Harbour and Marina Visitor Centre in Ballycastle harbour earlier this year.

Published in Aquatic Tourism
MacDara Conroy

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