AC Hotel By Marriott Belfast Opens New Outdoor Terrace

By Dave Simpson
AC Hotel By Marriott Belfast Opens New Outdoor Terrace

The AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast launched its waterfront hotel on Belfast’s Maritime Mile five years ago, and the hotel has marked the milestone by investing £300,000 in a new outdoor terrace.


The Terrace, as it is called, will serve a varied menu, with a selection of tapas, Mediterranean-inspired dishes and traditional Irish classics, as well as an extensive cocktail and wine menu.

David Anderson, divisional president, Aimbridge Hospitality EMEA, said, “It’s fantastic to see the AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast’s impressive al-fresco dining concept come to fruition. The Terrace’s waterfront location and outstanding views, coupled with its uniqueness – in terms of what’s already on offer in Belfast’s city centre – means it’s a recipe for success. Developing the Terrace is part of the continued investment by Belfast Harbour Commissioners into maintaining the excellent standards at the AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast, which was built to the highest specification just five years ago.

“The hospitality industry has faced incredibly difficult headwinds over the last three years, but our business is committed to creating incredible guest experiences, in line with consumer trends. Operational excellence is crucial when it comes to attracting and retaining guest loyalty across our properties, and so ensuring areas such as food and beverage remain innovative is vital.”


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As well as the addition of the Terrace, the hotel has introduced mobile keys that allow guests to access their room via their mobile phone, and it has plans to further extend its digital capabilities.

It has also recently introduced seven new family rooms.

General manager Paula Stuart said, “AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast boasts the same high-spec service, interiors and food that it did when we opened in 2018, but with increased innovations and additions. Over those years, we have impressed guests from the domestic and international markets, and as the pandemic opened us up to the closer-to-home customer, we have decided to launch a new element to the business that will serve all of those markets.

“AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast enjoys a stunning riverside location on the Maritime Mile, and we really wish to capitalise on this location with our unique outdoor terrace, so that guests can fully enjoy the area and the outstanding views of the iconic Titanic Quarter and the SSE Arena. We believe the Terrace will become a destination spot for those who really want that Mediterranean feel for a casual or special occasion, and we look forward to welcoming them.


“I would like to thank our staff – all 94 of them – some of whom have been with us from the beginning. We look forward to seeing what the future brings.”

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