Up to 15 hospitality jobs will be created when the final phase of investment house Aurient’s £7 million regeneration project of south Belfast’s Crescent area is completed by this autumn.
Aurient is behind the four-year major restoration of the Regency Collection, a five-star hospitality house and events venue, situated in the historic Queen’s Quarter.
The latest phase of works commenced in January and involves a 7275 sq ft redevelopment of the city’s landmark Grade II listed Georgian terraces.
Spanning over three floors across 14 and 15 Upper Crescent, the townhouses will be transformed to strengthen the Regency Collection’s offering as a modern-day hospitality house, while preserving the charm and character of the period properties.
Alongside the physical redevelopment, the Regency Collection (www.theregencybelfast.com) will unveil bespoke membership packages. This model, commonly seen in cities like London and New York, will redefine Belfast’s hospitality offering, while maintaining the exclusivity of the property, which until now has only been open to overnight guests.
The new phase will comprise eight new bedrooms, akin to five-star hotel bedrooms. This will increase the venue’s existing accommodation options of luxury residences, and offer guests and members an enhanced variety of room choices.
On the ground floor, a food and beverage offering will be introduced in the form of a new restaurant, complete with dedicated space for outdoor seating. The first floor will feature an intimate piano and wine bar alongside a library lounge designed for guests and members to unwind or host meetings.
A state-of-the-art wellness suite will incorporate a boutique gym equipped with premium fitness equipment from Belfast fitness company Blk Box. The suite will also include a sauna, hot tub, outdoor ice plunge, and treatment room to enable the five-star venue to provide guests and members with an elevated holistic experience.
Aurient director Anthony Kieran said: “Construction is well under way on the third phase of the regeneration project, and we’re thrilled to be edging closer to the final, monumental milestone that will provide guests and members with a truly holistic and unrivalled experience.
“We are completely reimagining the hospitality offering in Northern Ireland and are confident that the Regency Collection will deliver on creating a new era of greatness for the Crescent.”
The Regency Collection first opened in 2022 and has welcomed both local and international guests through its doors.
In late 2023, its new event venue Crescent One bolstered Belfast’s luxury events spaces. Tailored to accommodate parties up to 60 people, it offers a fully versatile layout to suit both corporate and private functions.