Belfast Telegraph

Liquidated landmark hotel sold for £650k

By Amanda Poole

The Lansdowne Hotel in north Belfast has been sold to a mystery buyer for around £650,000.

The Antrim Road hotel went into liquidation in May with the loss of 35 jobs.

James Wong, a director of the Welcome Group, blamed the economic slump for the closure.

The landmark hotel served the community in the north of the city for more than 30 years and a number of people had to relocate their weddings and other functions when it shut suddenly.

It’s thought the Lansdowne has now been bought by a cross-channel hotel group.

The sale of the 25-bed hotel and restaurant was handled by John Martin from commercial property agents, Osborne King.

Mr Martin said: “I believe it is to continue as a hotel.”

Michael Williamson, director of hotel, tourism and leisure consulting at ASM Chartered Accountants, said: “The purchase shows people have confidence about tourism here.”

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