Slieve Donard Resort invests £1.1m in renovation programme

Slieve Donard Resort invests £1.1m in renovation programme

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa has undergone a renovation programme, representing a £1.1m investment by Hastings Hotels. There has been a full renovation and redevelopment of the kitchen including layout and all new equipment and the Drawing Room has been redesigned. The final stage is due to be completed in... View Article

New Holiday Inn Express opens in Derry~Londonderry

New Holiday Inn Express opens in Derry~Londonderry

A new Holiday Inn Express Derry~Londonderry has opened its doors in the city centre, with the £7m investment generating 44 new jobs while enhancing employment and business opportunities for service providers in the region. The hotel features 119 modern bedrooms offered at competitive rates and is a five-minute walk to... View Article

Grand Central Hotel celebrates first anniversary

Grand Central Hotel celebrates first anniversary

Hastings Hotels is celebrating the first-year anniversary of the new jewel in its crown, the Grand Central Hotel. Since opening its doors last year, Northern Ireland’s largest hotel has made over 78,000 beds and served over 38,000 cocktails and over 11,000 pints in the Observatory, won numerous awards and was... View Article

Guestline joins the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Alliance Partner Network

Guestline joins the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Alliance Partner Network

Guestline is proud to announce that it has joined forces with Preferred Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest independent hotel brand with 750 hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries – as the newest addition to its Alliance Partner program. Michael Osgood, Vice President, Alliance Partners at Preferred Hotels... View Article

Popular destination rebrands as Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Popular destination rebrands as Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Galgorm Resort & Spa has formed a new collaboration with Galgorm Castle, rebranding as Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, with the aim of creating one of the UK and Ireland’s leading spa and golf destinations ready to compete on the global stage. The collaboration adds the championship Castle Course, a... View Article

Titanic Hotel Belfast picks up Global Travel Awards honour

Titanic Hotel Belfast picks up Global Travel Awards honour

Titanic Hotel Belfast has been awarded Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2019, held recently in Portugal, for a second year. “It’s one thing to strive to provide customer excellence to our patrons on a daily basis but to be voted by our industry peers and the... View Article

NIHF launches a search for Hotel Heroes

NIHF launches a search for Hotel Heroes

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and, to mark the occasion, is undertaking a number of initiatives to celebrate the incredibly talented people working in the sector. “While guests often focus on the number of stars a hotel has when they are booking, hoteliers in... View Article

Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport wins hospitality award

Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport wins hospitality award

Brian Tracey from Maldron Hotel Belfast International Airport has won Hotelier of the Year at the recent 24th Institute of Hospitality (NI) Awards. The Institute of Hospitality (NI) annually recognises the most dedicated and passionate professionals working across Northern Ireland’s ever-expanding hospitality industry. Brian Tracey, from Maldron Hotel Belfast International... View Article

Guestline joins NIHF to discuss insights into the latest ‘digital developments

Guestline joins NIHF to discuss insights into the latest ‘digital developments

Join Guestline at the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation’s Business Outlook Seminar which will look at hotel performance with leading benchmarking firm STR, analysing 2019 and the forecast for the season ahead. There will be an expansion update on new products, hotel schemes and development hot spots. This industry focused event will... View Article

NIHF unveils Hotel Receptionist of the Year winners

NIHF unveils Hotel Receptionist of the Year winners

Bishop’s Gate Hotel in Derry scored a double win at the recent Hotel Receptionist of the Year awards, picking up the team accolade and Hotel Receptionist of the Year for Micheál Farrell. Held at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick on May 2, and compered by Pamela Ballantine, the event also saw... View Article