Our very own Bishop's Gate Hotel in Derry has been named in second place in top 25 UK hotels by TripAdvisor in the annual travellers choice awards. The boutique hotel on Bishop Street in Derry has only been opened for less than a year and is already raising eyebrows right across the world.
DerryPhotos was lucky enough to be commissioned to photograph the interior and exterior of this beautiful boutique hotel last year. It all started when I heard on the radio that the old Northern Counties club was undergoing massive renovation and being transformed in to a luxury boutique hotel. I got back to the office and sent a hopeful email to the management team offering my interior design photography services. A few months later I got a call from Glenn to come meet him to discuss some potential photography work. After a tour of the hotel (still a building site at this stage) we agreed to do some photography work on a finished show room. I then met with general manager Ciaran who gladly loved the photographs and the rest they say is history. Bishops gate hotel Bedroom - executive suiteOne of the first rooms ready to photograph at the hotel.
I have seen and photographed the building as it developed from a building site to an award winning boutique hotel so I am over the moon for Ciaran O'Neill (operator of the hotel and president of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation) and his team. They should be very proud of this achievement.
It is not often that you get to say you are the official photographer for one of the top hotels in the UK. I would like to thank the whole team and especially Ciaran, Glenn and Claire for welcoming me in to the hotel. It just goes to show that that one email can change your career.
I have since been back many times to socialise and eat out in the Gown restaurant and although I may be slightly biased I must say the food is excellent. Ciaran and the team are running a smooth operation here. I am sure the success and awards will continue to flow and this also brings great recognition to our wonderful city.
DerryPhotos also shoot weddings under the name Bernard Ward Photography and you can see some of our stuff over on our wedding page. Although I have shot lots of weddings in Derry, Donegal and across Northern Ireland; I have yet to photograph a wedding in the Bishops Gate Hotel however I have just got a booking for a wedding this August in the hotel. Cant wait....
Have a look below and some of our work.
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Bishops Gate hotel Derry - BedroomOne of the luxury bedrooms at the boutique hotel Bishops Gate Hotel - Bishops Street DerryThe Exterior of Bishops Gate hotel Bishops Gate brochure coverStunning Fireplace at Bishops Gate hotel Bishops Gate Hotel wedding venueWedding set up in Bishops Gate Hotel Derry