Multimillion Pound Expansion Well Underway at Finn Lough

Finn Lough, a family-run resort in Fermanagh known for its unique Bubble Domes and holiday cottages, has completed Phase One of a major multimillion-pound expansion programme with support from First Trust Bank

With an initial investment of £600,000, the resort has unveiled a new sensory spa, additional shared spaces including a library and movie room and completed major landscaping to the 100-acre site. Designed to allow visitors to be close to nature and its therapeutic benefits, the spa boasts a float bath, traditional Finnish sauna, aromatherapy sauna, salt scrub station and hydrotherapy pool, with guests accessing the various elements by following an intimate forest trial.

Stage Two of the investment programme, which is due to commence shortly, will see the team behind Finn Lough further develop the Bubble Dome Experience. Finn Lough’s transparent Bubble Domes offer guests 180-degree forest views and have helped the business win a number of accolades including being named ‘The Coolest Hotel in Ireland’ by the Times.

As well as expanding their existing facilities in Fermanagh, brother and sister Michael and Gillian who run the business, are exploring export opportunities in Canada and Australia as demand for a ‘Bubble Dome experience’ spreads.

Speaking about the recent investment Gillian Beare, Director of Finn Lough Resort said: “We have spent the last four years building our vision for the business and our reputation for innovation and service excellence, and we are delighted to unveil the next stage of growth in line with this ethos. Guests trust us to provide them with a luxurious experience that harnesses the power of nature and this is reflected in our new spa experience and expanded premises across the Resort.”

“We began working with First Trust Bank recently as they understood our vision for the business, and the opportunities and challenges facing the sector – particularly in the current climate – and have been delighted with their support and advice.”

Aiming to be at the cutting-edge of the hospitality sector, Finn Lough employs state-of-the-art booking and fintech technology for guests to reserve and organise activities and payment across the resort. The business also supports an international exchange programme for students, with young people travelling from abroad to Finn Lough to gain experience in Northern Ireland’s tourism sector while improving their English.

Darren Ward, Relationship Manager at First Trust Bank added: “Gillian and Michael’s passion for hospitality excellence and customer service ensures they are always at the forefront of innovation. Like the Bubble Domes, the new spa offers visitors a one of a kind experience, allowing guests to appreciate the beauty of Fermanagh’s lake lands in luxury.

Constantly striving for advancement, it’s great to see Michael and Gillian look at export opportunities and how they can tackle talent issues facing the sector – setting a great example for others looking to expand their own opportunities.”