Grand Central Hotel in Belfast opening in June

New £53m luxury hotel opening this summer will have 300 bedrooms, plus conference suites and meeting rooms.

An artists impression of the hotel's bar
An artists impression of the hotel's bar

Belfast is set to get a new addition to its high-end hotel scene when the £53 million Grand Central Hotel opens in June 2018. 

With 300 bedrooms and set 23-storeys high, it will be Northern Ireland’s largest hotel and it’s owner Hastings Hotels "promise to bring a new era of modern luxury to Belfast."

The hotel will also boast two conference suites, three meeting rooms, the Panorama Lounge for private receptions of up to 100 guests and a range of offices and retail units.

Julie Hastings, marketing director of Hastings Hotels said: "We are delighted to report that the building of the Grand Central Hotel is running to schedule, with only four months to go until it opens its doors.

"Inspired by the original Grand Central Hotel on Royal Avenue, the new hotel will blend timeless design, classic service and true style fused with glamour and grandeur." 

The restaurant and bar on the first floor will be nod to Belfast’s maritime history and will be named the Seahorse Bar & Bistro. On the ground floor will be the Grand Café, which will be open from 6am until late at night.

 

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