BELFAST: A new luxury hotel in Belfast is due to open in 10 weeks and it’s in the media spotlight for its splendid features.
Titanic Hotel Belfast boasts 119 rooms with views of the city’s historic shipbuilding sites, the Harland & Wolff cranes, Titanic Belfast and the slipways.
The £27m hotel has been restored and operated by Harcourt Developments and is bringing over 75 new jobs to the city.
Five million pounds of investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund was secured by the Titanic Foundation for work on the historic Drawing Offices, where over a century ago draftsmen designed luxury liners.
Described as ‘part museum’, the hotel is currently a flurry of activity as men in hard hats paint wall panelling, lay parquet floors and get the place spic and span for its grand opening. The building is being restored and operated by the Harcourt Developments team with a £5m investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund secured by the Titanic Foundation towards the preservation of the Drawing Offices.
More than 230 people were employed during the construction and the opening will bring 75 new jobs to the city. The luxury hotel will boast 119 rooms, including seven suites, all with spectacular views of Belfast’s rich shipbuilding history from the Harland & Wolff cranes to the east to Titanic Belfast and the slipways to the west.
When open, Titanic Hotel Belfast will also host public-access tours of the main Drawing Offices starting with a six-week free exhibition that will tell the story of the building.