Belfast hotels among UK’s busiest as visitors flood in from Republic

Belfast hotels among UK’s busiest as visitors flood in from Republic

Hotels in Belfast have reported one the strongest performances of 12 UK cities during the second quarter of the year, according to a report. Visitors from the Republic – drawn by the pound’s 14% fall in value since the EU referendum – have helped the increase. The city was number two out of 12... View Article

Roe Park Resort appoints new general manager

Roe Park Resort appoints new general manager

The Roe Park Resort, Limavady has appointed Michael Marshall as its new general manager. Originally from South Africa, Michael brings international expertise to the role with more than 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry in the UK and South Africa. He joins the Roe Park Resort from his previous... View Article

The hotel that history built

The hotel that history built

The city’s most anticipated new luxury hotel, Titanic Hotel Belfast, is on schedule to open in just 10 weeks on September 10th 2017. Situated in the former Harland & Wolff headquarters and historic Drawing Offices, the £28m hotel is bringing over 75 new jobs to the city and is being... View Article

£75m Bangor revamp includes new hotel

£75m Bangor revamp includes new hotel

Hospitality group Beannchor has backed a plan to build a new waterside hotel in Bangor as part of a £75m regeneration of Queen’s Parade. A revamp of the semi-derelict area has been discussed for around 20 years but no progress had been made. Now consortium Angelvale, which includes Merchant Hotel... View Article

McKeever Hotel Group buys Dunadry Hotel

McKeever Hotel Group buys Dunadry Hotel

County Antrim family business, McKeever Hotel Group has added to its portfolio of hotels with the acquisition of the Dunadry Hotel for an undisclosed sum. The addition of this 80 bedroom hotel with health, leisure and spa facilities now brings the company’s hotel collection to five as the McKeever Hotel Group... View Article

Belfast building to become George Best-themed hotel

Belfast building to become George Best-themed hotel

The location of a new George Best-themed hotel for Belfast can now be revealed. The former Scottish Mutual building in the city will be turned into an 80-bedroom hotel inspired by the Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballing legend. And it can also be revealed that the developer behind it,... View Article

£80m scheme for four hotels to create 350 jobs in Belfast, says developer

£80m scheme for four hotels to create 350 jobs in Belfast, says developer

A Liverpool developer says his four new hotel projects for Belfast – including the Crumlin Road courthouse as part of an overall £80m investment – will create 350 jobs, as he moves to buy two new city centre buildings, it can be revealed. In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph,... View Article

NIHF Annual Golf Day at Hilton Templepatrick

NIHF Annual Golf Day at Hilton Templepatrick

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation annual Golf Day took place at Hilton Templepatrick Golf & Country Club on Monday 22nd May 2017. Sixty enthusiastic golfers teed-off on what turned out to be a fine day. Competition was fierce with hotel teams taking the honours in the 2017 event. In first... View Article

Hotel provision in Belfast will find natural balance, says Dalata chief

Hotel provision in Belfast will find natural balance, says Dalata chief

The head of Ireland’s biggest hotel group, Dalata, has said he believes hotel provision in Belfast will find a natural balance after a spurt of new venues are built. But Pat McCann, the plc’s chief executive, said the company was not looking to build any more hotels here. He was... View Article

Northern Ireland hospitality shines at Hotel Receptionist of the Year Awards

Northern Ireland hospitality shines at Hotel Receptionist of the Year Awards

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation hosted its annual ‘Hotel Receptionist of the Year’ gala awards ceremony in the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges last week.  Almost 80 entrants from Northern Ireland’s top venues were competing for gold in the various categories. Ciaran O’Neill, President of NI Hotels Federation discusses the awards:... View Article