Hastings Hotels opens the Grand Central in Belfast

Hastings Hotels opens the Grand Central in Belfast

Hastings Hotels has today opened its seventh property, the Grand Central in Belfast.

At 23 floors, the 300-bedroom and 10-suite luxury property has become Northern Ireland's tallest hotel. It features a contemporary design inspired by the Victorian building's previous incarnation as a hotel from 1893 to the 1970s.

The hotel's three restaurants and bars include the Grand Café on the ground floor with its own private entrance from the street; the art deco-styled Seahorse Bar & Bistro on the first floor; and the Observatory cocktail lounge on the 23rd floor, offering panoramic views of the city.

The Grand Central hotel also features two meeting rooms - the Blackstaff and the Farset, named after the rivers of Belfast, two boardrooms and 80-seat reception room - the Panorama Suite.

Stephen Meldrum was appointed general manager for the property in April.

The other hotels in the Hastings portfolio are six four- and five-star properties across Northern Ireland, including the Stormont and Europa hotels in Belfast, and the Culloden Estate.

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