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    Titanic Hotel Belfast opens for business

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    Belfast has welcomed a new link to its famous ship with the opening of the new Titanic Hotel in the Northern Irish capital. The city’s newest luxury hotel opened its doors this weekend following a £28 million restoration of the former Harland & Wolff drawing offices and headquarters. The 119-room hotel has been transformed with […]

    Hastings Hotels invests more than £60m in growing portfolio

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    Hastings Hotels, Northern Ireland’s leading collection of hotels, has announced the continued investment of over £60 million into its growing portfolio. In addition to investing £53 million on its seventh hotel which is due to open in 2018, it has also completed a £10 million renovation programme on its six other hotels. Howard Hastings, Managing […]

    Five to Watch: Best UK spa hotels

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    We’re halfway through the summer months, and judging by the weather we’ve had so far we’re in for a good one this year. With this in mind, Hotel Designs profiles five of our favourite spa hotels across the UK… G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland Situated at the intersection of some of Edinburgh’s most historic […]

    Sir William Hastings ‘proud’ of £53m Grand Central, Belfast investment

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    Following revised planning permission being granted for the Grand Central Hotel, Hastings Hotels has announced that its investment will be £53 million on what will be Northern Ireland’s largest hotel. Building work is now well under way following the approval of the revised plans by Belfast City Council which will see an additional 104 bedrooms […]

    Belfast’s Titanic-themed hotel nearing completion

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    Harland and Wolff has been transforming their Belfast headquarters into a Titanic-themed luxury hotel, aptly names the Titanic Hotel Belfast. The building, some of which dates from the 1880s and where plans for incredible steamships, including the doomed Titanic, were drawn up, is to be given a new lease of life as a 4-star hotel […]

    Culloden Estate and Spa completes £4.8m renovation programme

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    The Culloden Estate & Spa has announced the completion of a renovation programme which has seen Hastings Hotels invest £4.8m in their leading 5 star property over the last three years. This week, the Estate’s General Manager Eoin O’Sullivan was joined by the group’s Managing Director, Howard Hastings, to unveil the complete redevelopment of two […]

    Holiday Inn Express Antrim to undergo major refurbishment

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    A significant project to transform guest bedrooms at Holiday Inn Express Antrim is underway. Refurbishment works at the hotel began on Monday 14 November and will see £110,000 invested in making improvements to 30 rooms within the property over the next fortnight. As part of the wider initiative, all of the property’s 90 bedrooms will […]

    Marriott International to open first Northern Ireland hotel in Belfast

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    Belfast waterfront will be the site of the city’s newest hotel with the construction of Marriott International’s City Quays Hotel. This will be Marriott’s first hotel in Northern Ireland, joining the company’s portfolio of nearly 4,500 hotels located in 87 countries and territories around the world. The four-star hotel will include 188 rooms, a restaurant, […]

    Private investor pumping £12m into County Derry boutique hotel project

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    An investor is about to spend £12 million on building a luxury boutique hotel in Erbington Square, County Derry – according to reports in the Derry Jorunal last week. The hotel – believed to be called The Erbington – will form part of a wider development which will also see a distillery launched and construction […]