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Belfast’s Culloden Estate & Spa Completes €700,000 Refurb and Brand Refresh

The Culloden Estate & Spa has completed a €700,000 upgrade and debuted a refreshed visual brand identity.

Guests will notice the results upon entering the five-star hotel in Belfast, with the re-carpeting of the ground floor, including the hotel’s iconic staircase. 

The intimate Drawing Room event space features a new modern colour scheme, soft furnishings, and a restored ornate plaster ceiling, with the original carpentry on the feature windows exposed. Upgrades to the Lough Bar include new fabrics and furnishings.

Five of the hotel’s prestigious suites have upgraded luxury bathrooms, furnishings, and fabrics while the Estate grounds have improved pedestrian access and a new lighting scheme.

The Spa at Culloden has a new gym and equipment, with additional classes such as Sports Yoga added to the timetable. 

New spa treatments and equipment, including HydraFacial and Signature LED & Nano Dermabrasion, have been introduced. The spa’s Zest Restaurant has also been upgraded.

The Cultra Inn at the hotel entrance features new energy-efficient kitchen equipment, fixtures, and fittings and a new breakfast menu offers all-day dining options. In a move that’s sure to please dog owners, dog beds are available in the restaurant.

The Culloden worked with several local companies for this transformative project, including Ulster Carpets, Amanda Ramsey of IFD, Ashvale Landscapes, Stothers Electrical, and Graham Construction.

“We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and once again, this was a key focus for us in the latest renovation programme of the Culloden Estate & Spa,” said James McGinn, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels.

“Whilst a lot of investment has been made in areas that are not visible to our guests, the renewal of the furnishings, fittings and fabrics right across the property are strikingly obvious, and we are absolutely delighted with the results. 

“We handpicked rich colours, patterns and heavy fabrics which has resulted in modern yet classically timeless looks.The grounds are spectacular and the new lighting scheme highlights the best of the estate.

“In addition to this, refreshed visual brand identities are currently being rolled out across the Hastings Hotels group. The rebrand allows us to be more modern in our approach, with visually striking patterns and rich, bold colour palettes – both in the branding and inside each of our six properties. 

“For the Culloden, this is respecting our reputation for tradition and glamour whilst confidently being a little more flamboyant as we attract the next generation of Culloden guests.

 “With the renovations across the Estate, I can proudly say that the hotel, spa and Cultra Inn are all looking the best they’ve ever looked, and we are excited to enter a new era for Northern Ireland’s foremost 5-star hotel, offering the warmest of welcomes to local and international visitors alike.” 

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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