Building work has commenced on Dunluce Lodge, the north coast’s first five-star hotel and spa.
The £16.5 million project is being funded by US investment and will reportedly bring 80 new jobs to the area.
The 35-room luxury complex will overlook the scenic fourth fairway at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
It will be the sixth five-star hotel in Northern Ireland, however a first for the North Coast.
The development is the brain-child of Texans Jonathan Harper and Robert Covington who co-founded the Links Collection, whose mission is “to bring the greatest hospitality experiences to the premier golf courses on earth”.
Mr Harper and Mr Covington said: “We experienced and love links golf in Ireland and particularly Portrush. Although initially viewed as a family home, we soon realised that the nine-acres would be the perfect site for a golf lodge.
“We are excited that others will have the opportunity to enjoy the same experience we did, and we can give something back to a local community that has been so supportive.”