Northern Ireland to open country’s biggest hotel in Belfast

Northern Ireland to open country’s biggest hotel in Belfast

Visitors to the Tourism Ireland stand can find out about plans to open the largest hotel in Northern Ireland next year.

Hastings Hotels is investing £53 million in the Grand Central Hotel, which will become the country’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 bringing the total number to 304, with the creation of over 150 jobs.

Hastings Hotels chairman Sir William Hastings said: “The Grand Central Hotel will be more than a hotel when it opens in mid-2018.

“The original Grand Central was built in 1893 and was the thriving hub of Victorian Belfast as well as the finest hotel in Ireland.

“Winston Churchill, the King of Belgium, Al Jolson, Mario Lanza and the Beatles were all guests who enjoyed its luxurious hospitality.  I am extremely proud to be able to pay tribute to this much loved property of the past by naming Belfast’s newest hotel after it.”

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