Finn Lough Resort in Fermanagh has opened the latest phase of its development which includes delivering the new forest spa, restaurant and bar, upgraded hotel suites and iconic Bubble Domes.
Invest Northern Ireland has supported Finn Lough with developing its spa, Bubble Domes, recruiting a new Estate Manager as well as training and marketing initiatives.
The 100 acre retreat on Lough Erne is focused on the “eco-luxury market” targeting couples and adult groups across UK, Continental Europe and USA.
"This investment at Finn Lough is an exciting development for the region and a valuable asset in Fermanagh’s tourism offering."- John Hood, Invest NI
Welcoming the investment, John Hood, Invest NI’s Director of Food and Tourism said: “This investment at Finn Lough is an exciting development for the region and a valuable asset in Fermanagh’s tourism offering. The addition of a spa is an integral part of Finn Lough’s strategic plan for the resort and will enable the business to maximise sales from UK and European markets across all seasons.
“We work in partnership with companies like Finn Lough to help shape their business strategies and support them to implement new initiatives. Our support is enabling Finn Lough Ltd to position itself as an attractive tourist destination and its growth has the potential to generate valued employment opportunities in the Fermanagh area.”
Set up in 2014, Finn Lough resort has been ranked as number 3 in the Top 20 Coolest Hotels in Ireland by The Sunday Times and as Number 5 in the Top Travel destinations 2016 by Condenast Traveller.
Michael Beare, Director of Finn Lough Resort said: “Finn Lough Resort has been designed to offer a place where guests can disconnect from the everyday noise in their lives and reconnect with the simple pleasures of nature.
"Invest NI’s assistance has enabled us to create a unique product and maximise our competitive advantage..."- Michael Beare, Finn Lough Resort
“The driving force for this development was a desire to offer something different for the discerning traveller and Invest NI’s assistance has enabled us to create a unique product and maximise our competitive advantage in the UK and European markets.
“We used an Innovation Voucher to refine the temperature control in our Bubble Domes while participation on Invest NI’s Design Programme helped us establish the strategic vision for the resort while the help and advice we received with market research and future energy efficiency decisions was extremely valuable.”
Innovation vouchers are worth up to £5,000 and the closing date for applications is 3pm on Friday 30 June. For more information and to apply go to investni.com/innovation.