General Industry

Belfast Hospitality Firm Plans To Expand In The City’s Cathedral Quarter

By Robert McHugh
Belfast Hospitality Firm Plans To Expand In The City’s Cathedral Quarter

Ringland Group, the Belfast hospitality firm, has announced an ambitious investment plan to extend its reach across Belfast.

Founded by brothers Peter and Ben Ringland in 2008, the Ringland Group’s plan includes the forthcoming Amelia Hall development, in Howard Street, and a new Flint Hotel, proposed for the city’s Cathedral Quarter.

‘The Future Is Very Bright’

“Belfast has found its feet and has rapidly built a reputation for quality accommodation, food and entertainment, as well as [for being] an excellent conference city,” said Peter Ringland.

“We want to help revive the city’s fortunes and, with the collaboration of other like-minded hospitality professionals, are confident that the future is very bright.”

Amelia Hall Project

The group’s £11.5 million (€13.6 million) Amelia Hall project is transforming two ground-level units adjacent to the existing Flint Hotel on Howard Street, in the city centre.

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The Italian-themed project, which is due to open before Christmas this year, will include a restaurant, cafe, beer hall and cocktail bar.

The new operation will also feature a pizzeria and bakery.

Business Development

Ringland Group began in 2008, when the brothers started a small Airbnb business.

Following its success, they soon extended their reach into the food-and-beverage sector, with the acquisition of what is now the 1852 Hotel, on Botanic Avenue.

Expansion Plans

Since then, the group has opened the Flint Hotel in Belfast’s city centre, in 2018. The firm now employs 80 people, with plans to continue to grow its staff numbers.

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The brothers say that they are committed to the Linen Quarter.

‘The Future’

“We have invested a lot of time into planning, innovation, and curating the concept behind each of our businesses, in order to offer something different that can make a long-standing contribution to the NI hospitality industry,” said Peter Ringland.

“With the help of our fantastic team, our vision to expand the group has become a reality, and we look forward to the future.”