21/08/2007

Belfast Hotel To Create Over 100 Jobs

A luxury £20 million hotel is hoping to create more than 100 jobs in Belfast's city centre.

The new Fitzwilliam Hotel will be built on Great Victoria Street, next to the Grand Opera House.

The hotel will have more than 130 luxury rooms and is being planned as a five-star, which will make it the second in the city centre.

Businesswoman June Burgess owns the site and hotel, through her company Graffan Properties Ltd.

Lord Mayor Jim Rogers has welcomed the building of the new hotel, which will be a further boost to the city’s economy and Belfast’s tourism trade.

Hotel Partners, the hotel management company that runs the five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, will also manage the hotel in Belfast.

Construction on the sister hotel has begun, and it is anticipated it will be open in early 2009.

(LC/SP)

Related Northern Ireland Recruitment News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

16 November 2017
New Scheme To Highlight Hundred Of Jobs In Hotel Sector
A new scheme has been announced to highlight hundreds of new jobs in two of Belfast's newest hotels. Belfast City Council has teamed up with the Hastings Grand Central Hotel Belfast and the Dalata Hotel Group's Maldron Hotel Belfast City, both of which are due to open next year – to launch a new Hotel Employment Academy.
27 June 2008
More Jobs As Belfast's 'Coolest Hotel' Sold
An award-winning hotel, dubbed as 'Belfast's coolest hotel' by the 'style authorities' at the Sunday Times, has been sold to a Co Down property mogul. Current owners Nicholas and Paul Hill - who also own the Ballymena-based Galgorm Resort - sold Ten Square Hotel to Drumaness-born millionaire property developer John Miskelly for an undisclosed sum.
29 April 2011
Builders Hope For Hotel Redevelopment Boost
There are construction jobs in the offing as the owners of a Belfast hotel this week revealed fresh plans for its redevelopment and extension. Last year planners blocked a proposal to demolish and rebuild the Wellington Park Hotel alongside a new apartment block.
02 October 2008
£15m City Hotel Development Opens In Belfast
One of Belfast's latest regeneration schemes will be unveiled later today - following the £15m transformation of a derelict Victorian building into an ultra-modern city centre hotel. The Four Corners site, located in the emerging 'Cathedral Quarter', lay dormant for more than a decade.