New £4M Belfast Hotel Will Create 100 Jobs

By Steve Wynne-Jones
New £4M Belfast Hotel Will Create 100 Jobs

A new £4 million hotel will be built in Belfast's city centre, bringing 100 jobs to the region.

Beannchor, Northern Ireland's largest hospitality group, unveiled plans to build the new 55-bedroom hotel, which will occupy a building formerly belonging to the Department of Justice.

The hotel, located near Victoria Square and the Cathedral Quarter, will open in early 2016 subject to planning approval, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

The site will also offer a bar and restaurant, a courtyard garden as well as a public area for wifi and computer access.

Beannchor managing director Conall Wolsey said: "The life of the hotel will be the public ground floor space, which will feature a restaurant, bar and coffee shop. We see this space being used day and night by a range of people, not just hotel guests. It will be a place where people can work, relax and socialise, within Belfast’s vibrant social scene in the heart of the city centre.”

The announcement is another addition to Belfast's thriving hotel market, as the sector grows in recent months. Last month it was announced that 150 jobs would be created revamping Windsor House in the city centre.