Portrush hotel owners selling up after 40 years

Portrush hotel owners selling up after 40 years

The Port Hotel in Portrush has been put on the market for an undisclosed sum.

The current owners, the Johnston family, acquired the Main Street in 1982 when it was known as the Lismara Hotel.

Mark Carron, director of selling agents Osborne King, said: “As expected, we have received a strong level of enquiries for this successful and well-established business.

“There is currently strong interest for hotels on the north coast due to wealth of facilities on offer not to mention the golf and the Open in 2025.

“My client will continue to operate the business/going concern as normal until a sale occurs.”

The four-storey venue has 17 ensuite bedrooms and total area space of nearly 14,000 sq ft.

In further pre-Open activity, a former bank in the town has been turned into accommodation in a £2.5m restoration project.

The listed building, originally built in 1898 for the Belfast Banking Company, has been converted into serviced apartments and a café bar by hotel group Andras Hotels.

And late last year, the Adelphi Hotel in Portrush was snapped up by AJ Capital Partners, adding to its Marine & Lawn collection of venues located by the sea and close to major golf courses.

The Adelphi was its second acquisition in Northern Ireland after it bought the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle in 2021 from the Hastings family.