A new luxury hotel could be on its way to the north coast of Northern Ireland.

American-based real estate firm, ARC, is seeking planning permission for the £30m development, which, it says, will create 250 jobs.

If it goes ahead, the 120-bedroom hotel will overlook the Royal Portrush Golf Club, which is due to host the Open in 2019.

A planning application is due to be lodged by Causeway Coast Developments Ltd at the beginning of September.