Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort reveals £2m expansion

The Northern Ireland spa destination has unveiled its £2m expansion, including work to its thermal village, as it reopens its doors on July 24.

The new renovation includes a 10-metre infinity pool overlooking the River Maine, a 200m2 ‘Palm House’ relaxation area with six heated loungers and a salt room to offer halotherapy to guests. 

With over 90% of its thermal village and spa offering located outdoors, Galgorm has also installed two group hot tubs and saunas, three additional private hot tubs with waterfall views and six riverside cabanas.

Work on the expansion began in March after Galgorm closed its doors in line with Government safety restrictions. Over the last decade, the resort has undergone a £60m transformation and there are plans to invest an additional £20m by 2025.

 Northern Ireland’s first minister, Arlene Foster, visited the resort and touched on the importance as guests favour staycations this summer.

 “A world leader for local tourism, Galgorm is undoubtedly a premier destination and, with more people choosing to vacation at home this summer, this investment into its award-winning spa facilities is timely and welcomed,” she said.

“As our tourism and hospitality industry focuses on rebuilding, it is encouraging to see one of the best-known businesses continue to invest and innovate, bolstering the recovering economy and cementing its reputation as a world-class destination.”

Colin Johnston, Galgorm Collection managing director, said“We’re delighted to welcome the First Minister to Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort to see the dramatic transformation of our Thermal Village & Spa and to experience first-hand all of the comprehensive safety and hygiene measures we have in place for the health and wellbeing of our team and guests.

“As an internationally renowned luxury resort, we are continually seeking ways to enhance the guest experience, and with the closure of The Resort in March, we had the opportunity to further invest and expand,” he says.

The resort has implemented a number of safety measures throughout are is among one of the first hotels in the UK to receive the AA COVID Confident Mark. Additionally, Galgorm has announced that all its existing jobs will be protected, along with the creation of 40 additional jobs throughout its portfolio.

In other news, the spa at Center Parcs Longford Forest is due to reopen to guests on 27 July.