4 STARS (AND STRIPES)
The Everglades Hotel was built in 1976 and was privately owned by a Mr Vincent Armstrong who also ownedCVA Road Freight in Derry.
Built on marshy land, the hotel was named the Everglades – a direct nod to the Everglades in Florida. Inspiration was also taken from Alistair Cook’s ‘Letters from America’.
The first General Manager was John Herlihy who managed the hotel until 1980. The Hastings Hotels Group purchased the hotel in 1993, and following several refurbishment programmes, the hotel has gone from strength to strength.
It is now regarded as one of the leading 4 star hotels in Northern Ireland.