Grand Central celebrates key workers this Pancake Tuesday

Grand Central celebrates key workers this Pancake Tuesday

Grand Central Hotel in Belfast is inviting key health workers and taxi drivers passing by today to enjoy complimentary freshly made pancakes to takeaway. While the majority of hospitality remains closed, the Grand Central is open for key workers and is inviting those passing by on Tuesday to enjoy some... View Article

The Observatory named among 2021 Must Visit Bars in the World

The Observatory named among 2021 Must Visit Bars in the World

The Observatory in the Grand Central Hotel has been named one of the must visit bars of 2021 by The Sunday Telegraph. The tallest cocktail bar in Ireland, part of Hastings Hotels, joins a list of 20 prestigious global establishments, some of which have been included in the World’s Best... View Article

Killeavy wins Boutique Hotel of the Year at Golfers Guide Awards

Killeavy wins Boutique Hotel of the Year at Golfers Guide Awards

Killeavy Castle Estate has been awarded Boutique Hotel of the Year at the 30th anniversary of the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards, fighting off fierce competition to pick up the prestigious award at the recent virtual ceremony, due to the current restrictions around Covid-19. The Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards... View Article

Culloden named Best Hotel for Romance at travel awards

Culloden named Best Hotel for Romance at travel awards

The five-star Culloden Estate and Spa, which has entertained A-list couples such as Victoria and David Beckham and Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, is celebrating after picking up the major accolade of Best Hotel for Romance at the prestigious Readers’ Travel Awards 2020 organised by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. Over 20,000... View Article

Hotels given green light for reopening on December 11

Hotels given green light for reopening on December 11

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation has welcomed permission for hotels to reopen on December 11, following last night’s NI Executive meeting addressing ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. “The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation welcomes the news that hotels will be allowed to reopen on 11th December after an extended period of closure,” said Janice... View Article

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