Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2018 by John Mulgrew


Northern Ireland’s largest hotel – worth around £55m – has opened its doors in Belfast city centre.

The new 304-bedroom Grand Central has been unveiled at Bedford Street.

The hotel, owned by Hastings Hotels, includes the new Seahorse restaurant and Observatory cocktail bar, as well as a lounge and cafe.

Room prices start at £85 a night, per person, rising to around £2,000 for the grand surroundings of the top-end suite, named after the late company founder Sir William Hastings.

Stephen Meldrum, general manager of the Grand Central Hotel said: “We are delighted to open the doors of the Grand Central Hotel and see the vision of our late chairman, Sir William Hastings, be fully recognised.

“The Grand Central Hotel is a really unique proposition for Belfast. No detail has been overlooked and we are excited to bring a new era to the city.

“The teams have been working hard over recent weeks to get the hotel open on time and we are looking forward to welcoming our first guests from the prestigious Hosts Global Forum who are staying with us this week.”

The work on the large hotel development was carried out by Co Down construction giant Graham.



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