Existing Accommodation Updates
The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, has been awarded a five-star rating under the Tourism NI accommodation grading scheme.
The accreditation for the hotel on Great Victoria Street is bestowed at an exciting time following its recent investment and completion of £2million refurbishments and approval on planning permission for a £6million extension to meet the continuing rise in visitors seeking luxury accommodation in the city.
The refurbishments, carried out by award winning design firm Project Orange, have transformed the lobby and current bedrooms and facilities with new sumptuous, art deco inspired colour palettes and furnishings.
The extension, which will begin in 2017 and includes plans for 30 additional bedrooms, a gym and luxury spa for guests, an extravagant roof-top terrace offering views over the city as well as an upgrade of the main entrance and relocated conference and admin facilities.
Located on the beautiful banks of Lough Erne, adjacent to the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, is the collection of 14 larch wood log panelled Lakeside Lodges. A unique self-catering style experience for visitors to The Fermanagh Lakelands.
Each 2 bedroom Lodge directly overlooks Lough Erne and has been designed to a high standard with complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully equipped modern kitchen, ensuite bathrooms complete with bath and luxury walk-in shower, open plan lake view lounge leading onto a private decking area.
The stylish modern interiors are the perfect base for family, groups and activity breaks (sleeping up to a maximum of four). All of the two bedroom Lodges are pet friendly and can provide accommodation for large family groups of up to 56 guests.
The Lakeside Lodge facilities are fully modernised and include a granite finished cooking station and dining area, integrated washer/dryer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Within a short stroll of your Lakeside Lodge is a choice of 3 dining experiences; choose from fine-dining in Kove Restaurant, casual dining in Lakeside Grill, to relaxing Afternoon Tea, there is something to suit every taste.
Luxury hotel facilities also includes one of Northern Ireland’s top spas with a full range of Elemis, treatments and packages (pre-booking essential).
Lakeside Lodge guests have complimentary use of the Killyhevlin Health Club complete with indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room, kids pool and Technogym fitness suite.
Recent completion of £4 million rebuild project to consolidate its position as one of Northern Ireland's leading conference and event venues, which now provides a choice of over 10 different event spaces.
The award winning hotel’s upgraded facilities includes; a new look business centre; new larger Drumragh Suite ideal for larger conferences and events; Courtyard Bar and Terrace area perfect for more intimate events and Lola's a new event hire venue, the largest of its kind in the North West with dedicated stage area, extensive dance floor, two stylish bars with capacity to host over 600 guests as well as new foyer area and lounge bar, Bertha's.
Belfast International Airport
From July 2017 Norwegian Air will operate a new low-cost service between Belfast and the United State of America, with three flights a-week to Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York and two flights a-week to Green Airport, Providence, which is a just ninety minutes away from Boston. The Boston flight will operate over the summer months. If the flights are a success Norwegian Air will bring on more flights. The flights will start from £69.00 making them affordable for all.
In April 2017 Jet2.com announced its planned network expansion at Belfast International Airport for the summer 2018 season, with the launch of eight new routes. Six of the eight routes are to previously unserved markets. The new routes will be as follows:
Antalya (Turkey) - Belfast
Funchal (Maderia) - Belfast
Irakleion (Crete) - Belfast
Malta - Belfast
Naples (Itlay) - Belfast
Paphos (Cyprus) - Belfast
Rhodes (Greece) – Belfast
Costa De Almeria - Belfast