UK Enterprise Awards 2018

SME NEWS / UK Enterprise Awards 2018 141 , Hotel of the Year 2018 - Kilkeel Kilmorey Arms Hotel Ltd UKE18133 The Kilmorey Arms Hotel is a multi-award winning, 3-star historic coaching Inn located in Kilkeel, CoDown, capital of the Ancient KingdomofMourne. Youwill experience theWorld Famous Northern Ireland Hospitality, beautifully appointed accommodation, sumptuous seafood locally landed at Kilkeel fishing harbour. We provide an insight into why this hotel is so popular and how it delivers a truly unforgettable experience. Company: Kilmorey Arms Hotel Ltd Address: 41-43 Greencastle Street, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4BH, UK Phone: 028 417 62220 Website: An ideal location for celebrating wedding anniversaries, birthdays or just a short break to relax and unwind. Kilkeel was honoured that on the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Queen granted them the title of HRH Baron and Baroness Kilkeel, of Kilkeel, in the County of Down. This recognises the ancient Kingdom of Mourne and that Greencastle Castle is the only Royal Norman 13th Century Castle in Northern Ireland, as well as the areas local American connections. In 2011, HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were warmly received on their visit to Kilkeel, which is home to the largest fishing fleet in Northern Ireland. Kilkeel also has a great connection to the USA as the second largest American Airbase in the UK, during WWII, Greencastle Aerodrome was located just south of Kilkeel and saw an influx of American GIs in the run up to D Day. Indeed, the Memphis Belle called at Greencastle aerodrome for repairs and it saw visits by General Patton, Eisenhower and Churchill. The connection to aviation continues as the American company Rockwell Collins employs over 800 local people, producing a 3rd of all budget airline seats globally. The hotel is very popular with business travellers, who visit from around the world. Owners Sam Hamilton and Andrew Annett wish the couple every future happiness and are looking forward to them Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, “Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea” , this hotel is ideally located just 1 hr 20 minutes south of Belfast and 1 hr 30 mins north of Dublin on the east coast, just 15 minutes from the World’s Number 1 Golf Course – Royal County Down and a number of other championship courses such as Kilkeel and Ardglass Golf Courses. The hotel is an ideal base, not only for golfers, but walkers who can hike the Mourne and Cooley Mountains, especially as the new Scenic Carlingford Ferry is a short 15 mins cruise across Carlingford Lough, making medieval Carlingford village, New Grange the No 1 attraction in Ireland’s Ancient East and a range of kids’ outdoor activities on its doorstep. The Worlds No 1 visitor attraction the Titanic Experience, the Giants Causeway, Game of Thrones filming location such as Winterfell and a wonderful choice of mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, historic houses, castles, gardens, forest and mountain parks, are all on your doorstep. You see why it is such a popular choice for visitors and travellers to the area. The hotel is also an ideal choice for weddings due to the attention to detail, great wedding packages and fantastic local scenery. It is the number 1 choice for conferences, business seminars and meetings, and can cater for, from intimate board meetings up to 300-seater conferences. visiting, especially as the hotel is celebrating its 175th anniversary welcoming visitors to the Kilmorey Arms Hotel. The Kilmorey Arms Hotel prides itself on its friendly welcome, which is a result of ongoing focus on delivering excellent customer service, recently refurbished interiors and serving the freshest locally sourced cuisine at very attractive B&B rates for its single, twin/double, family and executive suites. This proactive approach to continuous improvement has led to the charming Kilmorey Arms Hotel, its owners, management and staff being awarded Hotel of the Year Award 2018.