Titanic Hotel named leading NI hotel for third year

Titanic Hotel named leading NI hotel for third year

Titanic Hotel Belfast has been awarded Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel for the third time in a row at the World Travel Awards 2020. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. “It’s such... View Article

Further lockdown measures could mean ‘lights out’ for hotels

Further lockdown measures could mean ‘lights out’ for hotels

The latest lockdown measures announced by the Northern Ireland Executive could mean ‘lights out’ for the hotel sector warns Northern Ireland Hotels Federation. “The latest restrictions are not a surprise with a rising R number, increased numbers in hospitals and a health service at breaking point,” said Janice Gault, chief... View Article

Hotel performance figures highlight sector’s dire position

Hotel performance figures highlight sector’s dire position

Against a backdrop of empty bedrooms and depleted reserves, the turmoil around the unlocking of the hotel sector rumbles on, says the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF). Figures released from STR, an international benchmarking company monitoring hotel performance, show the dire position the sector currently finds itself in. In Northern... View Article

Disbelief and distress prevails for NI hotels sector

Disbelief and distress prevails for NI hotels sector

Turnover is forecast to fall to less than a third of 2019 figures, including a loss totalling £70m across the current six-week closure, according to the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF), which has expressed its frustration over the NI Executive’s 11th hour decision making. Hotels had been expecting to reopen... View Article

Uncertainty over reopening a ‘nightmare scenario’

Uncertainty over reopening a ‘nightmare scenario’

Uncertainty over whether the current Covid-19 restrictions will come to an end on Friday, November 13th is a ‘nightmare scenario’ for the hospitality sector, says the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation. “The challenges of the unfolding health and economic crisis brings to the fore the difficulties facing the hospitality sector,” said... View Article

Hotel sector facing potential decimation, says NIHF

Hotel sector facing potential decimation, says NIHF

Hospitality Exchange, the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation’s annual conference, was already underway in virtual format this morning when new restrictions were announced for the hospitality sector spanning a four-week period from October 16. “The news that the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland will have to close from 6pm this Friday... View Article

Hospitality group stresses threat to hospitality venues & jobs

Hospitality group stresses threat to hospitality venues & jobs

Galgorm Collection, a leading local hospitality group with a portfolio of hotels, bars and restaurants, has expressed dismay over the four-week hospitality lockdown announced this morning. “We are devasted by this morning’s announcement,” said Colin Johnston, managing director, Galgorm Collection. “Last week we publicly called on the Executive to protect... View Article

Bedroom refurb gets underway at Belfast’s Europa Hotel

Bedroom refurb gets underway at Belfast’s Europa Hotel

The Europa Hotel has completed the first phase of an extensive renovation programme of its guest bedrooms. The programme, which will be completed by March 2022, will see the 100 front-facing Superior bedrooms, 80 Classic bedrooms and five Suites redesigned and upgraded. Upon completion, all rooms will be individually air-conditioned,... View Article

Lakeland County offers range of value accommodation deals

Lakeland County offers range of value accommodation deals

Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism is encouraging holidaymakers across Ireland to add Fermanagh to their list of short break destinations this autumn, as it announces a range of great value accommodation deals and packages that are available across the county. Boasting miles of crystal clear waters and a wide range of must-see... View Article

Localised restrictions add to concerns for hospitality sector

Localised restrictions add to concerns for hospitality sector

Highlighting the health and well-being of staff and guests as the hospitality sector’s number one priority, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation has nonetheless expressed concern over the impact of new localised restrictions coming into force in Derry and Strabane. “Businesses operating in the hospitality sector in the Derry City and Strabane... View Article