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Green light for 58-bedroom Belfast hotel

By John Mulgrew

Work will begin this week on Belfast's newest hotel, after it was given the green light. The new £4m 58-bedroom Bullitt hotel - run by the owners of the Merchant Hotel - will create 100 new jobs when it opens as early as next spring.

The hotel will be based on the corner of Victoria Street and Ann Street, at the old Lagan House building.

Conall Wolsey of Beannchor Group, said the hotel's vision is to "bring a new and exciting hospitality concept to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

"This is much more than a hotel - it's a space that will be relevant to the modern day lives of our customers, a space led by design, technology and efficiency, all in a friendly atmosphere, with the food, drinks and service that Beannchor is renowned for within the hospitality industry."

The plans also include the addition of an extra storey to the building to provide another 10 bedrooms.

It was approved at the planning committee meeting at Belfast City Council this week.

James Sinton, director of Beannchor, said the development will bring "much needed regeneration to a prime location".

The complex will also include a public work space with desktop computer access for residents and non-residents, high speed wi-fi and charging points for phones.

And there will also be a ground floor restaurant with a courtyard garden.

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