30 Years of Corr’s Corner
The McKeever Hotel Group is celebrating 30 years of ownership of (the “other”) Corr’s Corner, the Newtownabbey-based hotel which has been an established part of the local community for over a century.
The McKeevers have also committed to the future of the hotel, with plans to invest a further £320k in Corr’s Corner over the coming year, including the upgrade of its event/function space and boosting sustainability through the installation of solar panelling.
As chair of the group, Eugene McKeever MBE has a strong personal connection to the hotel dating back to the 1960s when, aged 12, he washed dishes in its busy kitchen. He progressed through the ranks to become head chef and, in 1993, bought the venue from its then owner, John Corr.
Over subsequent years, the McKeevers developed Corr’s Corner to hotel status through the addition of 68 bedrooms. Today it employs a team of 79 staff, over a third of whom have worked there for over 20 years, with four having been there for the full 30 years.
“We recently announced our new strategic direction for the McKeever Group, which included investment across our business and our people. We’re very proud of Corr’s Corner and can confirm that it is central to our future growth plans,” said Eugene McKeever.
From its origins as a roadside pub in 1919, a core strength of Corr’s Corner has been the quality of its food and beverage offering, marked by the 170,000 meals it serves each year. Some 97% of its suppliers are locally based, and as part of the McKeever Group’s commitment to sustainability, 0% of waste is sent to landfill.