The long running saga over the reopening of the Marine Hotel could be nearing its conclusion according to several sources. It is thought that the sale of the premises will be completed in the next week with the new owners keen to renovate and open the doors for the summer time.
Independent Councillor Padraig Mc Shane, a keen advocate for the reopening of the Hotel, did not wish to speculate other than to say he expected an announcement from the new owners in the very near future.
“It is no secret that everyone in Council is keen to see the Marine up and running again. Council is prepared to help and assist the new owners to ensure the vibrancy and sustainability once enjoyed at the sea front returns as quickly as possible.”
The Councillor has also championed the need for a second hotel in the town supporting the 116 bedrooms Drumawillian Hotel. The four star luxury development is thought to be at an advanced stage with further announcements imminent.
“Ballycastle and the North Antrim Coast must become a destination for holiday makers as opposed to a day trip for holiday coaches”, the Councillor stated.