House of Fraser in Belfast will be home to a new champagne bar expected to create 10 jobs after undergoing a £100,000 investment.
It will be owned by Brian and Adam Stockman, who also run The Ivory Restaurant & Bar on the department stores' top-floor, reports The Belfast Telegraph.
Speaking about the new bar opening, Adam Stockman said: "Since we first opened in House of Fraser, we have enjoyed great success that has led to longer opening hours and an extended balcony and we're excited to offer a new concept under the same roof. Over the last number of years, we have seen increased footfall due to our close proximity to the business district and the Belfast port."
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Meanwhile, the Ramada Plaza Belfast Hotel, which is currently undergoing a £3 million refurbishment, is to be rebranded as the Crowne Plaza in December. It recently had its Grand Ballroom, lobby and Laganview Suite refurbished, with plans for its 120 bedrooms to be upgraded over the next 18 months at a cost of £1.5 million, reports Thecaterer.com.
Rajesh Rana, director of Andras House Hotels, said: "Crowne Plaza is recognised worldwide as a market-leading upscale hotel brand and this has been in our strategy for quite some time. The Crowne Plaza Belfast will be an asset to the Belfast tourism market and will help Visit Belfast and the Waterfront hall attract international delegates to the city."