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McKeever Hotels Awarded Employer of the Year 2022

McKeever Hotels has been awarded ’Employer of the Year’ at the prestigious Business Eye Family Business Awards, held recently in the Culloden Estate & Spa. A brilliant achievement especially up against some of the biggest employers in NI. Winning the ‘Employer of the Year’ category, McKeever Hotels was recognized as a Northern Ireland based family business leading the way in focusing on its employees, ‘through employee benefits, initiatives and/or communicating effectively with its … [Read more...]

10 Years at McKeever Hotels | Jonny Bailie

We sat down with General Manager, Jonny Bailie to discuss his 10 years at McKeever Hotels, which seen him go from Part Time Bar Tender to General Manager of Corr’s Corner Hotel. Here’s what Jonny had to say about his time spent in the hospitality industry… "Having started in the hotel industry at the tender age of 13, it is safe to say that I owe a lot of my development to my roots… Initially, I was a ‘glass washer’ who moved through all the ranks, training across the various departments … [Read more...]

Promotions, Training and New Grill Dishes…

We are ecstatic to be reopening our doors on Monday 24th May after temporarily closing on Christmas Eve 2020 (a very long 5 months without you all) But, a very busy five months for us here at Corr’s Corner Hotel, ensuring that when we finally could open that we would better than ever… Let’s start off with our wonderful team, we are so proud that we have had two promotions within our front office team, with Lorna being promoted to Head Receptionist and Natasha is now our Reception … [Read more...]

MARTIN TONER | 100 YEARS OF CORR’S CORNER HOTEL

We sat down with Martin Toner, the General Manager of Corr's Corner Hotel as we celebrate 100 years of this iconic venue, to hear about what Corr's Corner Hotel means to him. Keep reading to see what he had to say! Having spent over 30 years working in Corrs I still like to think of it as the place I discovered on my first day on the 4th May 1988, it’s still hard to put your finger on I guess it’s a mix of the relaxed yet busy environment that creates an atmosphere that allow the staff to … [Read more...]

MR & MRS CRAWFORD

MR & MRS Q&A –   All about Mr & Mrs Crawford married on Friday 3rd August 2018 at Corr’s Corner Hotel. 1.    How did you meet? In the Point in Carrickfergus 2.    How long are you together? 10 Years 3.    How did they propose? Suzanne asked Richard as it was a leap year 4.    What’s your favourite memory of each other? Giving birth to our son on the … [Read more...]

MCKEEVER HOTEL GROUP BUYS DUNADRY HOTEL

COUNTY Antrim family business, McKeever Hotel Group has added to its portfolio of hotels with the acquisition of the Dunadry Hotel for an undisclosed sum. The addition of this 80 bedroom hotel with health, leisure and spa facilities now brings the company’s hotel collection to five as the McKeever Hotel Group successfully owns and operates; Corrs Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey; Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim; Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena and Dillons Hotel, Letterkenny. It was bought from well known … [Read more...]

NEW EXECUTIVE ROOMS (OUT WITH OLD IN WITH THE NEW)

Our rooms will give you the ‘WOW’ factor from the moment you walk in, be memorized by the wooden modern looking décor. Check out our newly refurbished bedrooms in Corrs Corner Hotel. You now have a reason to stay over Corrs Corner Hotel. We’ve just newly refurbished our rooms just for YOU! And they are looking extravagant. New everything!- New King Size bed for you to sleep like it’s your own throne, we don’t want you tossing and turning all night, try our new comfy mattress so you may sleep … [Read more...]

LEGACY AND LEARN TO MONTH NI YEAR OF FOOD AND DRINK

November is Legacy and Learn to month in NI Year of Food and Drink. We thought that we would take a look at our legacy and the passion for food and drink that has moved our business forward. We take a look at Managing Director Eugene's journey to becoming a Hotelier. Eugene worked in the kitchen of Corr's Corner as Kitchen Porter and then learned how to be a chef. He was part-time and then he left school at 15 and started in catering college. Then he started to … [Read more...]

MY VISIT TO CRUMLIN ROAD GAOL

Since the Gaol opened to the public in 2012 it has been something that I have not yet experienced. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to take a tour of the Gaol, I grabbed it with both hands. Upon arrival, I had a bit of time to look around the building and take a minute to think about the prisoners that were sentenced here and reflect on the fact that for some prisoners it would be where they would spend their last days. The tour began in the reception area of the Gaol … [Read more...]

NI FESTIVAL OF CYCLING VENUE BALLYCLARE

Northern Ireland is set to become host to a very exciting festival of cycling this month from 3-19 June.  Family fun and great scenic routes what more could you ask for. The Festival in Co. Antrim, just down the road from Corr's Corner Hotel... Information taken from Antrim & Newtownabbey Council Website: "Start Date: 17 June 2016 End Date: 19 June 2016 Time: TBC Venue: Ballyclare NI Festival of Cycling with StreetVelodrome Fri 17 – Sun 19 … [Read more...]