About Us - The McKeever Hotel Group

McKeever Hotel Group is a family run business based in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The groups family dynamics include Eugene & Catherine McKeever, Managing Directors of the group. Their daughter Bridgene Keely, Director of Marketing, and son Eddie McKeever, Operations Director.

As a hands on Managing Director, Eugene McKeever MBE, is the passion, driving force and inspiration behind the McKeever Hotel Group.

Eugene McKeever started working part-time at Corr’s Corner at the tender age of 12. At 15 he left school to become a full-time chef, working his way to head chef, a position he held for 11years. Whilst working full time Eugene completed his catering exams, hospitality management exams and a postgraduate in business studies at University of Ulster. In 1986 Eugene said good bye to Corr’s Corner, to start his own restaurant in Randalstown.

Seven years later he got the opportunity to purchase Corr’s Corner and he returned in 1993, this time as the owner. In 1997 he made the major decision to add 30 bedrooms to the property, turning it from a roadhouse into a hotel.

Years later the McKeever Hotel Group now own 5 hotels in Northern and Southern Ireland including; Corrs Corner Hotel, Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim, the Adair Arms Hotel in Ballymena, Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny and with the newest addition of Dunadry Hotel in Antrim.

Our History

1993 – Purchase of Corr’s Corner Hotel

1997 – 30 bedrooms added to Corr’s Corner Hotel to turn it from a Roadhouse into a Hotel.

1999 – Purchased the Dunsilly Arms, a small pub in County Antrim.

2005 – The Building & Branding of the former Dunsilly Arms, now ‘Comfort Hotel’ was complete and in its place stood a 40-bedroom hotel, complete with 8 conference suites, banqueting suite, large grill bar and restaurant

2005 - £4 Million extension & transformation of Corr’s Corner Hotel – including 8 conference suites, a banqueting suite, creating a separate public bar and doubling the size of the Grill Bar and more than doubling the bed stock to 68 bedrooms.

2009 – Eugene decided that the International Comfort brand wasn’t working, and it was time to individually brand the property. The hotel returned to its roots and emerged as the Dunsilly Hotel.

2010 – The Adair Arms Hotel, Ballymena was purchased by The McKeever Hotel Group. Launched the newly renovated banqueting suite and conference room.

2012 – The McKeever Hotel Group officially launched the newly developed Adair Arms Hotel, which seen a £2 million renovation of the entire property.

2014 - The Group purchased Letterkenny Court Hotel in Main Street, Letterkenny.  After a €1million investment into the public areas it relaunched 6 months later as Dillons Hotel.

2015 - Phase two of Dillons Hotel’s renovations which included a bedroom refurbishment project was complete.

2017 – The Group add a 5th property to their portfolio, the Dunadry Hotel, County Antrim.

2018-19 – Major renovations begin on The Dunadry Hotel, including The Grand Ballroom, Linen Mill Suite, Lounge Area & Bedrooms. Refurbishments are still ongoing.

2019 – Corr’s Corner Hotel gain the addition of a Fitness Suite, complimentary to all accommodation guests.

  

Our Achievements

2008 - Eugene was awarded with Newtownabbey Business Person of the Year 2008 for the second time in four years, due to his investment and dedication towards to the Newtownabbey area.

2009 - Eugene became President of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, after dedicating his time to the NIHF board for 10 years

2014 - Eugene McKeever got honoured with a MBE for his services to Hospitality & Tourism for Northern Ireland in the Queens Birthdays Honour in June 2014.

2018 - Eugene was awarded Licensed & Catering News Lifetime Achievement Award.

2019 – Corr’s Corner Hotel named as 1 of Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Businesses by Hospitality Ulster.

2019 – Dunadry Hotel and Garden was award for being China Ready & Accredited.

 

Our Hotels

Corr’s Corner Hotel (Head Office) – 315 Ballyclare Rd, Newtownabbey BT36 4TQ

Dunsilly Hotel – 20 Dunsilly Rd, Antrim BT41 2JH

Adair Arms Hotel – 1-7 Ballymoney Rd, Ballymena BT43 5BS

Dillons Hotel – 29-45 Upper Main St, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Dunadry Hotel and Gardens ­- 2 Islandreagh Dr, Dunadry, Antrim BT41 2HA

 

Contact

Head Office –

Telephone: 028 908 49 221 Option 4 | Email: info@mckeeverhotelgroup.com

Groups –

Telephone: 028 9443 4359 | Email: groups@mckeeverhotelgroup.com