Hilton Belfast unveils £10m refurbishment
Mark Walker, General Manager of Hilton Belfast commented on the refurbishment said: “This significant investment demonstrates not only Hilton’s commitment to constantly innovating and improving the visitor experience, and - importantly - our confidence in Belfast, an increasingly popular visitor destination for city breaks and conferences.
“With state-of-the-art facilities and high-end finishes, this refurbishment reflects the high standards consumers expect from the Hilton brand, and will maintain our competitive edge as we continue to welcome visitors from all over the world to Belfast.”
The new facilities have been unveiled ahead of the HelmsBriscoe’s European, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) Regional Meeting, which is sponsored by and will take place in Hilton Belfast this week (8th to 10th March 2020.).
Gerry Lennon, Chief Executive of Visit Belfast, added “Belfast’s tourism industry and in particular our hoteliers, have been central to the city’s renaissance and regeneration of recent years so we welcome this latest investment in our world-class hotel portfolio.
“When the Hilton Belfast opened in 1998 it was one of the first international brands to invest in Belfast. That investment acted as a catalyst for wider tourism investment and since then, 24 new hotels and numerous refurbishments have amounted to multi-millions of pounds of private sector investment. Belfast’s hotels now provide close to 5,000 rooms; and last year, nearly 1.4 million bed nights were sold generating over £108m in room revenue for the city economy.
“Investment encourages investment and the refurbishment and renovation of the Hilton Belfast continues to set the highest of standards that will support wider accommodation sector in welcoming more and more visitors to Belfast.”
Simon Hamilton, Chief Executive of Belfast Chamber said “I welcome this latest investment in our city’s hotel portfolio. Despite the uncertainty of recent years, the business community in Belfast has remained resilient and committed to investing in and growing the city’s economy, so I congratulate Hilton for demonstrating that commitment by delivering first-class facilities for the thousands of visitors that stay there each year through this important investment.”
Hilton Belfast continues to be the only hotel in the city that offers all of its event space entirely on the one floor, while Sonoma Bar & Grill and No. 4 are also available exclusively for private hire.