This Month in Premier Hospitality 8.7
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Hospitality.
In this month’s issue we take a look at the Grand Central Hotel Belfast; we cast an eye over Close House; and we reveal the refurbishment of the Principal Blythswood Square Hotel.
Following the largest and most expensively constructed hotel project ever seen in Northern Ireland, the 23-storey 300-bedroom Grand Central Hotel is now open in Belfast. Residents of Belfast have watched over the past two years as Windsor House was transformed from an unloved office block to the key feature on the city’s skyline, with its unmistakeable seahorse logos and shimmering charcoal panels visible across the city. The hotel was constructed on time and on budget by local builders Graham’s of Dromore, with design being led by Belfast architects RPP. The Bank of Ireland has assisted with project funding. Many local firms can take great credit for their part in ensuring the doors opened on schedule.
Meanwhile, boasting a rich history that dates back to the 18th century, Close House is currently one of the leading golf destinations in the country. Home to two Lee Westwood Championship courses, a restaurant and high quality accommodation, Close House has been the subject of significant investment to create a leading destination in the north east.
And finally, Glasgow’s only five-star hotel has revealed a stunning new addition to the city. Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel has taken the wraps off a luxurious two-bedroom penthouse. The Principal Penthouse officially opened in May 2018 and comes equipped with a number of innovative design features and luxury amenities. The space is spread across 1,850 sq. ft. and includes a private entrance and lift ensuring discretion for any high-profile guests staying at the hotel, making it ideal for celebrities, VIPs and press junkets, as well as for cocktail parties and events.
With all this and more it’s time to sit back and tuck into another helping of Premier Hospitality.