£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

Bullitt gunning for growth

Bullitt gunning for growth

For his 33 years, Conall Wolsey has one hell of a CV in hospitality. It’s no surprise really when you consider he is part of the Beannchor empire run by his father Bill – the man behind the transformation of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. He entered the family business when he... View Article

Hastings to plough another £23m into its revised plans for Northern Ireland’s biggest hotel

Hastings to plough another £23m into its revised plans for Northern Ireland’s biggest hotel

The Hastings Hotels group is pumping another £23 million into building Northern Ireland’s biggest hotel, the Grand Central. Planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Windsor House office block at Bedford Street was given by Belfast City Council earlier this month. A total of 304 bedrooms and more than... View Article

Green light for 304-bedroom Grand Central – Northern Ireland’s biggest hotel

Green light for 304-bedroom Grand Central – Northern Ireland’s biggest hotel

Work has already started on the building which was initially given planning permission for a 200-bedroom scheme. The £30m four-star complex will transform the 23-storey Windsor House into the single biggest investment by family-run Hastings Hotels. Now, Belfast City Council planners have recommended that the latest plan for the larger... View Article