Green light for Belfast boutique hotel

Plans for a boutique hotel in Belfast have been given the go-ahead.

The 100-year-old Scottish Mutual Building, located on the corner of Bedford Street and Donegall Square and opposite Belfast's City Hall, will undergo a £12m transformation into a 40-room boutique hotel, to include conference space, two bars and two restaurants.

A function room for 120 people is planned for the second floor, which will offer views over City Hall gardens, with two other smaller function rooms in the pipeline. 

Tullymore House, which owns and runs the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena, is developing the proposal, with plans for the hotel to open in the summer of 2016.

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