Grand Central Hotel set to open on global stage

Grand Central Hotel set to open on global stage

Hastings Hotels has announced that the Grand Central Hotel will open week commencing 18th June and the first guests to check-in will be a group of international delegates attending the prestigious Hosts Global Forum. The forum, which was secured in a combined effort by Hastings Hotels, Tourism NI, and Moloney... View Article

Helen Crawford wins Receptionist of the Year 2018

Helen Crawford wins Receptionist of the Year 2018

Helen Crawford from Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport has won the coveted Receptionist of the Year at the recent Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) Hotel Receptionist of the Year Awards.  The awards, now in its 15th year, acknowledge the best teams and individuals from across Northern Ireland. The awards, which... View Article

Best of NI’s hospitality industry celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Best of NI’s hospitality industry celebrated at annual awards ceremony

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation has recognised the best teams and individuals from across its extensive member portfolio at the 2018 annual NIHF Hotel Receptionist of the Year awards ceremony. The sparkling event, held at the Everglades Hotel in Derry-Londonderry on Wednesday 18th April, was hosted by Pamela Ballantine and... View Article

Andras Hotels to invest £6.6m to regenerate historic Portrush hotel site

Andras Hotels to invest £6.6m to regenerate historic Portrush hotel site

Leading local hotel group, Andras Hotels, have submitted revised proposals for a £6.6million hotel regeneration project in Portrush. The 87-bedroom boutique hotel will be located on the site of the former Londonderry Hotel on Main Street / Atlantic Avenue in the town centre. Designed by award-winning conservation architects, Consarc, the... View Article

Be our guest!  ‘AC Hotel Belfast’ now open for business

Be our guest! ‘AC Hotel Belfast’ now open for business

AC Hotels by Marriott, the international lifestyle brand with over 100 properties world-wide, has opened the doors of its first hotel on the island of Ireland in Belfast on schedule. The all-new AC Hotel Belfast brings 80 jobs and a ‘new way to hotel’ to the city. Situated on the... View Article

Stephen Meldrum appointed General Manager of the Grand Central Hotel

Stephen Meldrum appointed General Manager of the Grand Central Hotel

The directors of Hastings Hotels have announced that Stephen Meldrum has been appointed General Manager of the new Grand Central Hotel. Mr Meldrum joined Hastings Hotels in 2002 as restaurant manager of Ballygally Castle before working his way to become the hotel’s general manager. He has since held the role... View Article

Boom in Ballycastle: Marine Hotel unveils £1 million refurbishment

Boom in Ballycastle: Marine Hotel unveils £1 million refurbishment

Ballycastle’s biggest hotel has unveiled its newly refurbished premises following a significant investment with support from First Trust Bank. The completion of ‘Phase One’ of a £1 million expansion programme has seen the Marine Hotel renovate all 33 rooms – including 15 of its seafront bedrooms – and its seafood... View Article

Doors open at Maldron Hotel Belfast City

Doors open at Maldron Hotel Belfast City

The doors have opened on Belfast’s newest hotel offering, Maldron Hotel Belfast City. The four-star, 11-storey hotel on Brunswick Street has created 110 new jobs in the city centre and, as parent-group Dalata’s first new-build in almost a decade, represents a £24 million investment for the company. Demand has been... View Article

Have afternoon tea with Gilbert & George

Have afternoon tea with Gilbert & George

To celebrate the success of SCAPEGOATING PICTURES for Belfast, the MAC is offering art lovers the unique opportunity to enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in conversation with Gilbert & George at The Merchant Hotel. The special event, which takes place in The Merchant’s iconic Great Room restaurant, will bring world-famous... View Article

New spa and gym as well as an additional 66 bedrooms for Ten Square, Belfast

New spa and gym as well as an additional 66 bedrooms for Ten Square, Belfast

A new spa and gym as well as an additional 66 bedrooms are being created in the latest phase of development at Ten Square Hotel in Belfast city centre. Loughview Leisure Group, which owns the hotel, is investing £18million with the bank’s backing to upgrade and expand the hotel, including... View Article