Official Launch of the Maldron Hotel Belfast City

The Maldron brand officially launched the 237-bedroom Belfast City hotel on Thursday 17th March 2018.

The event was officiated by Mike Gatt, General Manager with speeches by John Hennessey, Chairperson of Dalata Board of Directors, the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nuala McAllister and by our very own Chairman, Seamus McAleer.

Representatives from key businesses in the city, dignitaries, corporate stakeholders and members of the public attended the launch event to a great success. Attendees were given a tour of the new hotel followed by a two-course sit down lunch in the Grain & Grill restaurant. All left with their bellies full and food for thought.

The site was handed over in March 2018 to the client, Dalata Hotel Group at 6 weeks ahead of schedule. The hotel has already operated with a successful occupation rate of 70% to 80% since it’s opening.

This all pays credit to the hard work and efforts by our Project Team and has continued to develop the Company’s relationship with our key client, Dalata Group.

We have two sites under construction for both the Maldron and Clayton brands, in Newcastle and Dublin respectively, with three further in the pipeline across major cities, Bristol, Glasgow and Birmingham.


McAleer & Rushe sign agreement with Dalata Group for new Birmingham City Centre Maldron Hotel

Northern Ireland based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that it has signed an Agreement for Lease with the Dalata Hotel Group Plc to deliver a new 330 bed, four-star Maldron Hotel in Birmingham City Centre.

This scheme represents another significant project in the long-standing partnership between the two companies which has seen McAleer & Rushe deliver numerous hotels across the UK and Ireland for the leading hotel operator. The most recent of these include the 237 bed Maldron Hotel in Belfast which opened for trading in March 2018 ahead of program and a 265 bed Maldron Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne scheduled to open in Q1 2019.

The new c.£40 million Birmingham project by McAleer & Rushe, is strategically located on a prominent site fronting onto Queensway and is a five-minute walk from New Street Train Station. Nearby landmarks include Beetham Tower, one of Europe’s largest mixed-use buildings, the Mailbox and the Bullring Birmingham’s premier shopping destination.

The hotel, which is subject to planning approval, is scheduled to be delivered by Q1 2021 and is expected to create 100 full time and part time jobs, once completed. It will be the Dalata Hotel Group’s second hotel in Birmingham following its successful acquisition of the Hotel La Tour in 2017 which now operates under the contemporary Clayton brand.

Commenting on the announcement Stephen Surphlis, Property Director, McAleer & Rushe said:

The new Maldron hotel is a significant project that will enhance Birmingham’s continued development and add to the regeneration within the City. With a large economy and major projects in close proximity including the new HMRC Regional Hub, HSBC’s Headquarters and the pending HS2 high speed rail network linking to London we are confident that our investment in the City will make an important contribution to the economy and provide a modern hotel offering for business users as well as leisure visitors.

Having delivered a range of projects for the Dalata Group across the UK and Ireland we are looking forward to partnering with them, once again, to deliver this exciting new hotel scheme.


Dermot Crowley, Deputy CEO – Business Development and Finance, Dalata Hotel Group said:

”We are very excited by securing this excellent opportunity. Birmingham is a very attractive hotel location and ensures that we continue to grow our development pipeline in the UK as per our growth strategy. We will work closely with McAleer & Rushe through the development phase and look forward to introducing the Maldron brand to Birmingham.”


 
McAleer & Rushe are expecting to submit a planning application to Birmingham City in Q3 2018. Dalata Hotel Group will enter into a 35 year lease on completion of the hotel, subject to five year reviews and linked to Retail Price Index.

Elsewhere in the city, McAleer & Rushe, is on site in Lancaster Circus in where it is constructing a 1000+ bed student accommodation scheme.


Quintain and McAleer & Rushe sign £130m contract for 553 new homes at Wembley Park

The £130m contract for second phase of South West Lands is on top of the £55m already awarded to McAleer & Rushe for Ph 1.
Contract will see 553 new homes, including 114 affordable homes delivered.
McAleer & Rushe also on site delivering Premier Inn taking contract value at Wembley Park to £212m.

Quintain has awarded McAleer & Rushe a major construction contract to deliver 553 new homes at Wembley Park. The £130m contract will see the delivery of the second phase of the South West Lands development, following the successful award of the first phase of works, worth £55m, which is due for completion by the contractor in Q3 2019.

Of the 553 new homes, 114 will be affordable, split between affordable rent and shared ownership. The remaining 439 will be rental homes managed by Quintain’s wholly owned build to rent operator, Tipi. Residents of South West Lands will benefit from a centralised ‘hub’ building – located only nine minutes by train from London Marylebone, as well as an onsite gym, library, resident’s lounge and concierge service leading out to a podium garden.

Quintain is leading on the transformation of Wembley Park, one of Europe’s biggest and more ambitious regenerations projects. The South West Lands plot lies adjacent to Wembley Stadium and London Designer Outlet and provides a critical link from Wembley High Road for people visiting Wembley Park and the Stadium.

The £130m contract marks McAleer & Rushe’s third contract at Wembley Park and takes the overall contract spend with the contractor by Quintain to £212m. McAleer & Rushe, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is also on site delivering the 312 bedroom Premier Inn hotel which is due for completion ahead of schedule in Summer 2018.

Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain commented:

We are delighted to award this £130m contract to McAleer & Rushe who are doing an excellent job on the first phase of South West Lands. The award of this contract, which will deliver over 550 new homes, marks another important step in the delivery of Wembley Park as we continue its transformation into the UK’s most exciting mixed-use destination.

Eamonn Laverty, Chief Executive of McAleer & Rushe said:

Marking our largest contract to date, we are delighted to be here today celebrating the signing of the £130m deal for the second phase of South West Lands. This is our third contract with Quintain since 2016 and the project cements our partnership with them as a trusted member of their Main Contractors framework. The signing reinforces our position as one of the leading design and build contractors in the High End Residential and Private Rented Sector and we look forward to further involvement in the wider Wembley Park masterplan.

This news follows the announcement, made last year, that Quintain and Network Homes will be delivering an additional 252 new affordable homes at Wembley Park.


McAleer & Rushe announce new Maldron hotel deal in Glasgow

McAleer & Rushe has just announced that they have signed an Agreement for Lease with the Dalata Hotel Group, Ireland’s largest hotel chain, to deliver a new four-star Maldron Hotel in Glasgow City Centre.

The proposed c. 250 bed hotel, with bar, restaurant and business conferencing facilities will be centrally located on Renfrew St, close to the main shopping district on Sauchiehall Street and is adjacent to the Theatre Royal and a short distance from Buchanan Bus Station.

The c. £30 million project by McAleer & Rushe, which is subject to planning approval from Glasgow City Council, is projected to be delivered by mid-2020, representing Dalata’s first Maldron hotel in Scotland. Once construction is completed, Dalata will operate the hotel under a 35-year lease, subject to five-year rent reviews linked to the Retail Price Index.

This latest McAleer & Rushe project represents a long-standing partnership with the Dalata Hotel Group in delivering hotels across the UK and Ireland and follows the recent announcement of it’s sale of the planned Maldron Hotel in Newcastle to a major institutional fund, the UK Commercial Property Trust Limited (UKCPT).

According to Stephen Surphlis, Property Director, McAleer & Rushe, the hotel’s strategic positioning on Renfrew St will support Glasgow’s growing economy, positively contributing towards the surrounding urban environment and create construction as well as indirect employment. Commenting he said;

The announcement of our latest lease deal with Dalata represents the growing confidence in key regional UK cities for hotel operators, particularly in Scotland. This major new four-star Maldron Hotel will be an exciting addition to this dynamic consumer and business hub.

Working with the Dalata Group we are developing a number of hotel projects across the UK and Ireland and we look forward to partnering with them once again on this new project.

Dermot Crowley, Deputy CEO – Business Development & Finance Dalata Hotel Group said;

We are delighted to have entered into an agreement to lease a newly constructed Maldron Hotel in Glasgow. We have a very strong relationship with McAleer & Rushe who are currently building our new hotels in Belfast, Newcastle and Charlemont, Dublin. Today’s announcement brings the number of UK hotels in our development pipeline to 5 with a total of circa 1,350 rooms.


McAleer & Rushe sell Newcastle hotel investment for £32.7 million

McAleer & Rushe has announced that it has sold a planned new four-star Maldron Hotel in Newcastle City Centre to UK Commercial Property Trust Limited (UKCPT) which is advised by Standard Life Investments for £32.7 million on a forward funding basis reflecting a market investment yield of 4.99% on completion.

The six-storey hotel due to be completed in March 2019 by McAleer & Rushe is let on a 35-year FRI lease to Dalata, Ireland largest hotel operator and forms part of McAleer & Rushe’s wider £75 million mixed use regeneration scheme in the City. Alongside the hotel, the project also includes a 575 student bed accommodation which will be operated by the Unite Group and ancillary retail units.

The 265 bed hotel will be Dalatas first Maldron brand operation to be opened in England which includes an extensive bar, restaurant and business meeting facilities, which will provide a major boost to the Newcastle economy.

The development is strategically located on Newgate Street at the heart of Newcastle City Centre on the site of the former Newgate Shopping Centre and is close to St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United FC and the Eldon Square Centre.

According to Stephen Surphlis, Property Director of McAleer & Rushe, the deal represents a significant transaction within the UK hotel investment sector and highlights the confidence and strong interest in the regional cities, particularly for hotel investments with long term income streams let to major brands such as Dalata. Commenting he said

The new Maldron hotel and the complete mixed-use scheme is a significant project and will support Newcastle’s continued economic development by attracting both business and leisure visitors to the heart of the City. We are looking forward to working with Standard Life Investments and Dalata, for whom we are delivering numerous hotel projects in the UK & Ireland.

Will Fulton, Fund Manager at Standard Life Investments, added,

We look forward to working with McAleer & Rushe on the delivery of this new scheme in Newcastle. Dalata and its flagship Maldron brand are an exciting, well managed, high quality, competitive hotelier which we believe will compete well in the Newcastle market, a home to leading universities, a thriving business community and leisure scene.

Joint Agents CBRE & Steerforth Partners advised McAleer & Rushe, with Knight Frank advising Standard Life Investments.


One of the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton hotel’s to date has opened at London Stansted Airport

Originally published by (c) Premier Construction News

One of the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton hotel’s to date has opened at London Stansted Airport. The stylish hotel boasts 357 rooms set over seven floors, many with spectacular runway views and will provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere for guests to kick back and relax during their stay ahead of their flights.

Hampton by Hilton offers clean and comfortable hotel rooms allowing guests to rest easy on a plush, comfy bed with a crisp white duvet and choice of comfy pillows. The hotel also offers spacious one-room studio suites which include a king or double queen clean and fresh Hampton bed, LCD flat screen TV, free high-speed internet access, sleeper sofa, bar sink, under the counter refrigeration and microwave oven. Additionally, guests can enjoy free hot breakfasts, free coffee and tea in the lobby and 24-hour front desk message and fax services. Accessible rooms are also available to make guests with disabilities – as well as friends and family who accompany them more comfortable.

Work on the hotel was undertaken by contactors McAleer & Rushe, Architects Leach Rhodes Walker and interior designers Koncept ID.

Speaking to Premier Hospitality magazine about the project, Paul Scott, Senior Interior Designer at Koncept ID said:

“With a brand such as Hampton by Hilton there are clear brand standards to adhere to but they are also looking to give each of their hotels their own identity which is always great from a design point of view. This is one of the largest hotels in their portfolio so we wanted to make sure the design reflected this. The public areas are designed to create a number of seating options to suit any type of activity from lounging and relaxing, to dining or even working. There is an aviator theme throughout the space in the artwork, given its location, but we tried to avoid that being too obvious through use of details and more abstract images. The furniture and finishes throughout the space represent the luxury that you would expect within the brand.”

Hilton Honors guests will each be offered the hotel’s new ‘straight to room’ Digital Key technology. Digital Key provides guests with a secure way to access rooms. Activated the day before arrival, Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can select their desired room on their smartphone using digital check-in. On the day of arrival and once their room is ready, guests will receive a notification via the app and will need to pass by the front desk to get their Digital Key enabled before heading to their room. When the guest approaches their hotel room, they can simply press the virtual “unlock” button on the app to unlock the door.

The hotel also offers a contemporary 24-hour fitness suite and boardrooms equipped with state-of-the-art AV systems. Guests who are travelling for business can opt to stay in the 24-hour work zone, where they can print documents and access free wi-fi.
A new twelve-strong management team has been brought on board to open and run the hotel, led by General Manager Paolo Franchi. He commented:

“Whether embarking on a family holiday, business trip or exploring everything that London has to offer, we look forward to welcoming our guests.”

Paolo’s team will include Deputy General Manager Lina Savickaite, Director of Sales Jack Hollis, Reservations Manager Chloe Holmes, Food and Beverage Manager Adam Burrell and Maintenance Manager Luke O’Leary. The full team has more than 80 years’ experience between them.

Paul concluded:

“It has been a brilliant project. We have had a great relationship with the contractors McAleer & Rushe; we have worked with them before and will be working with them again, so it is always good to build on this relationship.”


Dalata Celebrates Clayton Hotel Charlemont Site with Time Capsule

Dalata Hotel Group plc today celebrated the history and future of its Clayton Hotel Charlemont site in Dublin with a time capsule burial ceremony.

The ceremony, attended by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, honoured Charlemont’s rich history and marked Dalata’s significant investment in the rejuvenation of this area of Dublin. The site, most recently the Charlemont Clinic was previously home to St Ultan’s Maternity Hospital, the first hospital for infants in Ireland, founded in 1919.

Dalata’s time capsule buried by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, and Dalata CEO, Pat McCann includes a selection of items showcasing life in Ireland today as well as some historic Irish artefacts and will be buried for a period of 100 years. Items include Dalata’s Annual Report, today’s Irish Times, an Irish Times newspaper located during excavation dating back to 1927 from a previous time capsule and a selection of works from Bunscoil Sancta Maria, Synge Street. The time capsule also includes in it a 32mm bronze statehood medal with a portrait of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, an American sculptor who was born at No 35 Charlemont Street in 1848.

With completion expected in October 2018, Dalata will invest over €30 million in the development of the 4 star Clayton Hotel Charlemont and create over 200 jobs between construction and operation. McAleer and Rushe have been contracted for the construction of the hotel which will see the restoration of a number of historic 18th century Georgian buildings, including the renowned St Ultan’s Hospital, to luxury suites and conference facilities.


Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr
attended the event and said:

“I am delighted to be here today to mark the future of the Charlemont area with Dalata Hotel Group, while taking time to reflect on the past. I look forward to the opening of Clayton Hotel Charlemont which will be a great addition to the area, providing additional hotel rooms in Dublin City Centre and in turn will benefit the local economy. The burial of this time capsule at this site will provide future generations with an insight into life in Ireland in 2017.”

Pat McCann, CEO of Dalata Hotel Group said:

“The Clayton Hotel Charlemont is a very exciting development for the Group and we are delighted to be here today in celebration of that. This Time Capsule acknowledges where we’ve come from as a country, society, and indeed as a business as we look forward to the next chapter. We look forward to welcoming guests to the new Clayton Hotel Charlemont in October 2018.”

Martin Magee, Managing Director of McAleer & Rushe commented:

“I am delighted to be present at the event today, it is another significant step in our partnership with Pat McCann and the Dalata Hotel Group in Dublin. This is on the back of our recently announced Maldron Hotels in Belfast and Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and we fully anticipate adding other projects to this partnership in the near future.”

Clayton Hotel Charlemont
The site, located in Dublin 2, fronting on to Charlemont Street and Charlemont Mall on the Grand Canal will be home to a 4 star 181 bedroom hotel. The 5 storey hotel will comprise of the latest high end deluxe Clayton bedrooms, a fine dining restaurant and coffee dock facilities with a view over Grand Canal. The hotel will also provide state of the art function room and conference facilities. The hotel is under architectural supervision by Architects Urban Innovation and Kevin Blackwood Conservation Architects.

Reproduced under permission from (c) Dalata Hotel Group plc


Newcastle celebrates 800 years of Mayoralty and looks to the future with time capsule burial at major redevelopment

Newcastle and the North East marked the significant milestone of 800 years of Mayoralty by burying a time capsule at the Newgate Centre, the site of a major £100m regeneration project in the city.

The capsule buried by Newcastle Lord Mayor Hazel Stephenson and Councillor Ged Bell will not be opened before 2097 and includes a broad range of objects and artefacts that celebrate different aspects of life in the North East today.

The Council chose the site of the development project in the heart of the city to position the capsule as it represents an important investment for the future of the region. The redevelopment being undertaken by McAleer & Rushe will support 780 jobs during the construction phase with up to 153 new full time jobs on the site following completion.

At the event attended by local community and businesses the Lord Mayor highlighted the significance of the milestone and investment in the city. Councillor Hazel Stephenson, said:

“Newcastle and the North East has a rich and cherished history and we wanted to mark this major milestone by linking our past with the future and the planting of the time capsule at this important site is a fitting tribute to life in our city today. It represents the very positive and dynamic opportunity for the city and the wider region in the years ahead.”

The redevelopment will see the existing 1960’s shopping centre being replaced by a 265-bedroom four star Maldron hotel, 20,000 sq ft of commercial space for retail, leisure or professional services use and 575 units of purpose built student accommodation operated by the UK’s leading provider of student housing, Unite Students.


Eamonn Laverty, Chief Executive of McAleer & Rushe, commented:

“We are privileged to have been involved in the marking of the 800th anniversary of Mayoralty in Newcastle, attending the event alongside the local suppliers and consultants who are working closely with us and Newcastle City Council. This marks an important moment in the region’s history and through the development of the Newgate site we are looking forward to helping develop economic growth and sowing the seeds of future prosperity.”

Objects in the capsule include a Newcastle United scarf, a Royal Mint coin set, and one of the last round pounds in circulation providing future generations with an insight into life in the city in 2017.

Attendees at the event included Brunswick Methodist Church and representatives from project partners Maldron and Unite Students.


Dalata Hotel Group and McAleer & Rushe announce new Maldron Hotel for Newcastle City Centre

Dalata Hotel Group plc (“Dalata”) has signed a 35 year FRI lease with Northern Ireland based developer, McAleer & Rushe, for a new four-star Maldron Hotel in Newcastle city centre.

The new 100,000 sq.ft, six-storey hotel is strategically located on Newgate Street and will be developed by McAleer & Rushe, who have worked closely with Dalata on a wide range of projects throughout the UK & Ireland.

 

The site is a short walk from Central Train Station, opposite Eldon Square Shopping Centre in the heart of the city and close to St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United FC. The hotel, which is expected to open in summer 2018, will offer 226 air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and business centre facilities.

Alongside the flagship hotel, the redevelopment of the former Newgate Centre comprises 185,000 sq.ft of student accommodation operated by the Unite Group Plc to deliver 575 beds, as well as 20,000 sq.ft foot of modern retail and leisure space, making it a truly mixed-use scheme with all the associated long-term economic and employment benefits for the city.

 

Stephen Surphlis, Property Director at McAleer & Rushe, added:

“The addition of this quality hotel brand reflects the wider importance of this entire mixed-use development and will be a major asset to the city as a whole, as well as attracting business and leisure travellers to Newcastle. We look forward to working alongside Dalata, for whom we have previously delivered numerous projects”.

Dermot Crowley, Deputy CEO Business Development and Finance at Dalata, said:

““This development provides us with an exciting opportunity to launch our Maldron brand in the English market, in line with our strategy of rolling out our Clayton and Maldron brands in the large regional UK cities. We are delighted to be working on this project with our development partner, McAleer & Rushe, and look forward to opening in Newcastle in summer 2018”.


New hotel at Stansted Airport celebrates important milestone

Urban&Civic, owner and developer of the new hotel being built at London Stansted Airport, celebrated an important milestone with key members of the project team at a topping out ceremony on the roof of the building.

 

The event, hosted by design and build construction partner McAleer & Rushe, celebrated the completion of the hotel’s superstructure and, following the exchange of an engraved trowel, representatives from Urban&Civic, McAleer & Rushe and Manchester Airports Group (the owners of Stansted Airport) pitched in to lay the concrete for the final step.

Martin Magee, Managing Director of McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK Ltd said:

Good clients generally result in good projects and, from the outset, our collaboration with Urban&Civic has been overwhelmingly positive, which has made us determined to exceed expectations. It is always challenging managing a project of this scale on an airport site and we remain extremely grateful to Manchester Airports Group (MAG), who have proved very supportive and played a large role in helping us deliver on time.

Work started on the £45m hotel, which will be Hampton by Hilton’s largest hotel in Europe, at the end of last year and it is on track to welcome guests in summer 2017. The 357-bed, eight storey hotel will be linked to the terminal by a covered walkway and will support any future expansion of the Airport’s main terminal.

Robin Butler, Managing Director of Urban&Civic, said:

This is a key site for us as we continue to invest in the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor and it is great to be able to celebrate this important milestone. Alongside the strategic sites we are developing at Alconbury Weald and Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, this hotel at Stansted Airport forms part of our commitment to this nationally important growth area. Good design in the right location remains a touchstone for Urban&Civic.

London Stansted Airport has seen rapid and sustained growth in passenger numbers under the ownership of MAG and is the largest single employment site in the eastern region with over 11,600 people working at the Airport. Now boasting over 500 flights each day, Stansted Airport’s long haul destinations include Orlando and Cancun.

The hotel sits alongside MAG’s £260m investment plan to attract more passengers, airlines and long-haul services to Stansted, the fastest growing airport in the UK.

Lynda Shillaw, MAG Property CEO, said:

The new Hampton by Hilton hotel will be an important asset to London Stansted Airport, supporting the UK’s fastest growing airport.  This is a great example of how MAG Property works with investors and occupiers to unlock the potential of our airport locations for a wide range of uses to ensure they get the competitive edge from the exceptional locations we own and manage.

Offering travellers a friendly service and high quality amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Hampton by Hilton is a rapidly expanding global brand. As well as operating 21 hotels in the UK, in addition to the hotel at Stansted Airport, other forthcoming airport hotels include Bristol and Humberside.


Artisan & McAleer & Rushe Top Out New Waverley Adagio In Edinburgh

McAleer & Rushe was proud to join with developer Artisan Real Estate Investors at the “Topping Out” of a 146-suite Adagio Aparthotel being built by M&R in the heart of Edinbugh’s Old Town.

Adagio Topping Out 1

The four-storey Adagio fronts on to the Royal Mile and a new £6.5m public square which is at the heart of Artisan’s £150m development called New Waverley which is creating a brand new city centre district for Edinburgh.

The scheme also includes a 127-room Premier Inn and 130-room Hub by Premier Inn which both recently opened, also built by McAleer & Rushe. Other elements include 177,000 sq ft of cutting edge Grade A offices and 148 apartments and townhouses.

McAleer & Rushe Contracts Director Shane McCullagh said:

We are very pleased to mark this construction milestone with Artisan. The hotel blends in with its historic environment behind an existing façade on to the Royal Mile and a newly created pedestrian walkway linking Cannongate to the square is inspired by the Old Town’s historic ‘Wynds’. It has been great working with such a competent developer and we look forward to working with Artisan on other elements of this fantastic scheme.


McAleer & Rushe to Develop New Belfast Hotel for Dalata

As further evidence of Belfast’s growing hotel pipeline, Dalata Hotel Group plc has agreed a £21 million development deal with McAleer & Rushe to deliver a 206-room Maldron Hotel on the developer’s mixed-use scheme on Brunswick Street in central Belfast.

The 14-storey building, designed by Belfast architect Consarc, on the site of the former Belfast Metropolitan College, received planning consent in November 2015.

Demolition works have almost completed and construction is due to begin in June. The hotel is expected to be completed in early 2018.

Brunswick-St-CGI
The other element of the McAleer & Rushe scheme is a 476-bed student housing scheme being developed for Queen’s University Belfast.

McAleer & Rushe development director Stephen Surphlis said:

“’We are pleased to announce Dalata Hotel Group as the operator and investor in our new Brunswick Street hotel project for their Maldron brand. This project marks the continuance of a longstanding relationship with the Hotel Group and brings the first new build hotel in the city to commence construction post recession. The Maldron brand will be  a much needed high quality addition to the business and tourist hotel offering in Belfast.”

Dermot Crowley, deputy CEO Business development & Finance at Dalata commented:

We are delighted to announce the development of a new Maldron Hotel in central Belfast, providing an extra 206 rooms in the city. RevPar growth was strong in 2015 in our existing Northern Irish hotels and we have been keen to expand our portfolio in Belfast. This new hotel continues the rapid growth of the Maldron brand on the island of  Ireland and we look forward to working with McAleer & Rushe on the development.”