The Crowne Plaza Belfast has embarked on a £5m investment programme, which will see a significant upgrade and extension of the property’s guest bedroom accommodation.
Owned and operated by Andras Hotels, Belfast’s largest hotel group, the project is the final
stage of renovation for the four-star hotel.
Over the past 24 months the property has enjoyed an upgrade of all public areas including a complete refurbishment of the Grand Ballroom, the Malone and Laganview wedding suites, and a remodelling of the lobby and creation of the Great Oak Conference Centre.
The current investment, awarded to local fit-out specialists MSM Contracts, will see all 120- bedrooms completely refurbished in a design-led approach, with new bespoke furniture and soft furnishings, air-conditioning, Wifi and all new bathrooms.
In addition the hotel will see a further 36-bedrooms rooms added including 16 new executive club rooms, six bridal suites and a presidential suite.The work commenced in January and will be completed in two phases, completing in early 2019.
The refurbishment and extension has been designed by award-winning local architects and designers Consarc Architects and Philip Rodgers Design who collaborated on the design
Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is the upscale, full service hotel brand from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). IHG awarded Andras Hotels the first Crowne Plaza franchise in Northern Ireland franchise in 2016.
Rajesh Rana, director of Andras Hotels, said: “We are delighted to reach the final stage of our investment and upgrade plans, meaning that we are on-target to become the leading conference, wedding and leisure hotel in Northern Ireland.
“Our new, enhanced range of bedroom rooms, bathrooms and event space combined with our award-winning chefs means that we are now attracting conferences, weddings and events on a national scale.
“This is a major investment and a vote of confidence in Belfast and Northern Ireland by Andras Hotels and IHG for future business prospects in this discerning and buoyant market.”