AC Hotel Belfast ‘Flagship Feature’ of City Quays development

AC Hotel Belfast ‘Flagship Feature’ of City Quays development

Belfast Harbour marked a new milestone in its £275 million City Quays development when it officially launched (21 June) the new AC Hotel Belfast. Representing a £26 million investment by Belfast Harbour, the 188-room AC Hotel Belfast, which has brought 80 jobs and a ‘new way to hotel’ to the... View Article

‘Black Bush and Photography’ event at House Belfast

‘Black Bush and Photography’ event at House Belfast

‘Black Bush and Photography’, a collaboration from professional photographer Ronan O’Dornan and Bushmills Irish Whiskey, took place last night in House Belfast as part of the #BlackBushStories event series. The talented documentarian shared an insight into his inspiring career journey and shared his tricks of the trade for taking great... View Article

NI’s got the ‘H Factor

NI’s got the ‘H Factor

The sixth annual Hosts Global Forum has brought over 200 of the world’s leading destination management companies and meetings and incentive buyers to the city, marking the first time the event has come to Europe. The forum, which is an exclusive, invitation-only global MICE event (Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions),... View Article

Grand Central Hotel opens its doors

Grand Central Hotel opens its doors

Today sees the opening of the Grand Central Hotel, the largest and most expensively constructed hotel project ever seen in Northern Ireland. Residents of Belfast have watched over the past two years as Windsor House has transformed from an unloved office block to the key feature on Belfast’s skyline, with... View Article

Northern Ireland on course with growth of golf tourism to £40M

Northern Ireland on course with growth of golf tourism to £40M

Golf tourism in Northern Ireland is swinging its way to success with the latest monitor results from Tourism NI revealing that the value of golf tourism in 2017 reached almost £40m per year. This represented a growth of 12% on 2016 and demonstrated that golf tourism in Northern Ireland is... View Article

Foodie Destinations 2018 launched

Foodie Destinations 2018 launched

Applications for Foodie Destinations launched June 14th. This year, not only will there be a ‘Foodie Destination’ winner, there will also be the addition of a new category ‘Foodie Town’. Communities across the country are urged to get involved and work with local businesses, foodie groups, Chambers of Commerce and... View Article

The Grand Central Hotel offers a taste of what’s to come

The Grand Central Hotel offers a taste of what’s to come

With less than a week to go until Northern Ireland’s largest hotel opens its door, the Grand Central Hotel has unveiled its menus to give a taste of what guests can look forward to. Stephen Meldrum, General Manager of the Grand Central Hotel said: “We are very excited to be... View Article

Northern Ireland’s flexible workers are calling time on traditional hospitality and leisure hours

Northern Ireland’s flexible workers are calling time on traditional hospitality and leisure hours

Northern Ireland’s bars, restaurants and leisure clubs could make a further £191m per annum by adapting opening hours to changing working patterns One fifth of workers (20%) are calling for the NI’s food, drink, hotel and gym businesses to change their opening hours Demand is being fuelled by almost half... View Article

Northern Ireland’s Food Heartland Excellence Awards 2018 are open for entries

Northern Ireland’s Food Heartland Excellence Awards 2018 are open for entries

Northern Ireland’s Food Heartland Awards 2018, in association with Power NI, have officially opened for entries. These awards champion and celebrate passion, quality, innovation and success across the thriving food, drink and hospitality sector throughout the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon borough area. From specialist artisan producers to household brands... View Article

Executive Chairman of Bushmills Irish Whiskey is awarded OBE

Executive Chairman of Bushmills Irish Whiskey is awarded OBE

David Peter Gosnell, the Executive Chairman of Bushmills Irish Whiskey®, has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal, in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List. The award recognises David’s committed service to the economy of Northern Ireland, following a 40 year career that has... View Article