Beannchor Group unveils £4m Haslem Hotel at Lisburn Square

Beannchor Group unveils £4m Haslem Hotel at Lisburn Square

Beannchor Group has today opened its new £4m development at Lisburn Square, Haslem Hotel, creating 50 new jobs. Haslem, which is described as a casual and relaxed, no fuss hotel, features 45 stylish bedrooms, an 80-seater open plan lobby and bar area, a 68-seater restaurant, residents’ gym, and conference room.... View Article

Holiday Inn Express Belfast completes three-year, £5m refurb

Holiday Inn Express Belfast completes three-year, £5m refurb

Andras Hotels has completed a full lobby ‘new generation concept’ upgrade at its Holiday Inn Express in Belfast, representing the culmination of a three-year, £5m investment programme. The concept has been rolled out across all public areas and guest bedrooms in the Queen’s Quarter property, owned and operated by Andras... View Article

Slieve Donard Resort completes £550,000 spa renovation

Slieve Donard Resort completes £550,000 spa renovation

Slieve Donard Resort has announced completion of a £550,000 renovation at its award-winning spa. The investment programme, which started in January, includes the introduction of a double-treatment room, a private relaxation room for small groups and a shared relaxation room. As part of the enhancements, the sauna, steam room and... View Article

Lough Erne Resort introduces compulsory use of facial protection by staff

Lough Erne Resort introduces compulsory use of facial protection by staff

Five-star Lough Erne Resort has laid claim as the first hotel in Northern Ireland to introduce compulsory use of face coverings by all staff within the resort. The move is a new addition to the resort’s Guest Care and Wellbeing Promise, introduced as part of its re-opening after lockdown on... View Article

Latest figures highlight impact of Covid-19 on hotel sector

Latest figures highlight impact of Covid-19 on hotel sector

By Janice Gault, chief executive, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation As part of unlocking the local economy, hotels in Northern Ireland were permitted to reopen on July 3. After a sluggish start, the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation can report that 85% of the region’s rooms are now open and ready to... View Article

Bishop’s Gate Hotel named in UK Top 25 by TripAdvisor

Bishop’s Gate Hotel named in UK Top 25 by TripAdvisor

Grade B1-listed Bishop’s Gate Hotel, located within the historic city walls of Derry’s Cathedral Quarter, has picked up a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award. “We’re absolutely thrilled to feature in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2020,” said Ciaran O’Neill, managing director, Bishop’s Gate Hotel. “With over 40,000 hotel properties... View Article

Galgorm unveils new spa attractions as part of £2m expansion

Galgorm unveils new spa attractions as part of £2m expansion

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has unveiled its new enhanced Thermal Village and Spa provision, representing an investment of more than £2m into the popular Resort’s tourism credentials. Work on the expansion project commenced in March this year after closing its doors in line with government safety restrictions. The newly-reopened... View Article

Indoor weddings allowed in Northern Ireland from July 10

Indoor weddings allowed in Northern Ireland from July 10

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation Chief Executive Janice Gault has welcomed the reopening of hotels from July 6, as Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease, and a return to limited indoor weddings from July 10. “In a welcome move, First Minister Arlene Foster MLA and Economy Minister Diane Dodds MLA, who have... View Article

AA Hospitality Services waves 2020 accreditation fees

AA Hospitality Services waves 2020 accreditation fees

In an effort to support hotels, restaurants and guesthouses across Ireland struggling with a loss of business, AA Hospitality Services has announced that it will wave the accreditation fees for all current properties for 2020. The news comes as the hospitality sector emerges as one of the industries hardest hit... View Article

NIHF highlights support services for hotels sector

NIHF highlights support services for hotels sector

By Janice Gault, chief executive, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation The Federation is continuing to operate at this difficult time. Following Government advice, we will work from home as much as possible and will be available by phone or email to help members with queries and questions and also to communicate... View Article