New extension leads to the creation of 20 new jobs at hotel
Twenty new jobs have been created at a family-run hotel in south Belfast after a major renovation.
There are 75 people now employed at the Malone Lodge Hotel, where the completed renovation was opened on Friday.
The 119-room hotel on Eglantine Avenue now has an underground car park, new meeting facilities, a function room for weddings of up to 240 people and a new restaurant.
Cara Macklin, a director of the Malone Lodge Hotel, said: "The opening underpins our commitment to strengthen our contribution to Belfast's hospitality industry and we will continue to play an integral role in continuing to attract business and leisure visitors to the city."
Meanwhile, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced a £240,000 investment in new facilities by the White Horse Hotel in Londonderry.
The investment creates three new jobs and is part of a £1.2m expansion which has earned the hotel four-star accreditation from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Invest NI has offered the White Horse Hotel financial assistance of £40,000 towards costs of £196,050.
The minister said: "This is an immensely important investment in quality services for guests by one of the best known hotels in Londonderry and the wider north west."