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Hastings Hotels Invests £60+m in Growing Portfolio

Hastings Hotels Invests £60+m in Growing Portfolio

Hastings Hotels has announced that, in addition to investing £53 million on its seventh hotel due to open in 2018, it has also recently completed a £10 million renovation programme of its other six hotels.

Aileen Martin, Sales Director, Hastings Hotels; Conor Wall, CIE Tours International; and Howard Hastings, Managing Director, Hastings Hotels

Aileen Martin, Sales Director, Hastings Hotels; Conor Wall, CIE Tours International; and Howard Hastings, Managing Director, Hastings Hotels

Howard Hastings, Managing Director, said: “We are currently making our biggest single investment to date in the Grand Central Hotel of £53 million and on completion it will be Northern Ireland’s largest hotel with 304 bedrooms, meeting spaces, bars and restaurants.

Artist’s impression of Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, due to open in 2018

Artist’s impression of Grand Central Hotel, Belfast, due to open in 2018

“We have recently completed a £4.8 million renovation of the Culloden Estate & Spa, a new £1.5 million Grand Ballroom at the Everglades Hotel in Derry, which is now the largest facility of its kind in the North West, as well as pumping £2 million into the Europa Hotel and £1 million into the Stormont Hotel, affording it a new look high-tech conference and event facility.”

Joanne Harvey, Group Marketing Manager, and Professor Julie Hastings, Marketing Director, Hastings Hotels

Joanne Harvey, Group Marketing Manager, and Professor Julie Hastings, Marketing Director, Hastings Hotels

Earlier this month Hastings Hotels celebrated 50 years of the ownership of the jewel in its crown, the Culloden Estate & Spa. The luxurious property was purchased in June 1967 and, over the course of the past 50 years, under the direction of Sir William Hastings, has transformed the Culloden in size and luxury.

The continued investment has been recognised recently with Hastings Hotels picking up five prestigious awards at the 2017 Irish Hotel Awards. In addition, the Culloden was highly commended at the first-ever Georgina Campbell Breakfast Awards 2017 in Dublin in the Best 5-Star Hotel category.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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