The Marcus Hotel Portrush, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will restore a Victorian building to its former glory as a hotel and is anticipated to mark the brand’s Northern Ireland debut in 2025.
Having served as a hotel and artisan bakery for more than 85 years between 1895 and the 1980s, the renovation project will return the site of this listed building on Main Street to its former glory, embracing the area’s culture and restoring and extending the historic building. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape, the colour scheme will reflect the beautiful coastline and landscape and the design will celebrate the history of Portrush, a Victorian tourist resort and will retain features including the building’s original mosaic signage.
As part of a franchise agreement with Andras House (which already operates IHG, Hilton and Accor branded hotels in Northern Ireland), The Marcus Hotel Portrush, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is anticipated to be the only internationally branded hotel in the town. Nearby highlights for guests include the historic city of Belfast, the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and UNESCO World Heritage Site the Giant’s Causeway on the Atlantic coast – a popular beauty spot for hikers, surfers, artists, and families. Portrush will also host the 153rd Open in 2025, marking the return of the famous golf tournament to Northern Ireland after its highly successful 2019 event.
The 83-room hotel will boast a café, restaurant, and bar, providing a welcome choice for visitors in an area with limited hotel capacity.