Stormont Hotel completes £1m renovation programme

The Stormont Hotel in Belfast has just completed a major £1 million renovation programme. Pictured is the hotel's renamed restaurant, 'The Assembly Chamber'
Gareth McKeown

THE Stormont Hotel in Belfast has just completed a major £1 million renovation programme.

The Hastings Hotels venue on the Upper Newtownards Road has been transformed over the past 18 months as it looks to take advantage of the anticipated increase in overseas tourism.

As part of the renovation programme, the lounge has been extended and is now twice the size with a new bar and coffee station; the capacity of the Grand Ballroom has increased from 340 to 400; the restaurant has received an extensive redevelopment and 20 bedrooms have been upgraded.

Speaking about the refurbishment general manager of the Stormont Hotel, Andy McNeill said:

“As a group, we pride ourselves on continuous investment to ensure we make the most of our properties and offer our guests the first-class service they know to expect every time.With this ongoing investment in the Stormont Hotel, we are confident that we can continue to maintain standards and cope with the growing markets for overseas visitors while providing the very best of Northern Ireland hospitality."

"As well as the refurbishment of the bedrooms, we have increased the capacity of our Grand Ballroom, doubled the size of our bar and lounge areas, upgraded the Confex Centre and the kitchens are now the most modern within the group,” he said.

Mr McNeill also revealed that the hotel has renamed its restaurant ' and the private dining suite beside it has been renamed 'The Senate Chamber', due to its convenient location opposite Stormont Parliament Buildings.

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