Belfast Lansdowne Hotel 'sold in £1.25m deal' - reports
Belfast's Lansdowne Hotel has been sold, it has been reported.
The Irish News reports of how the hotel - which closed its doors in April - has been purchased by a well-known name in the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.
While the purchaser was not revealed, it's thought the hotel could be up and running by the end of the year.
The Belfast Telegraph reported in April how the then owners Metro Inns intended to close the hotel to allow for extensive refurbishment of the 25-bedroom building. All its staff were laid off.
However, in May it was put up for sale. At the time there was speculation the business would not remain on the market for long.
The three-storey hotel is made up of a lounge bar, function suite and conservatory areas. There is also car parking at the front of the property and a separate entrance to a restaurant space.
The hotel was bought by English budget chain Metro Inns in 2012 for around £700,000 after it suddenly went out of business when the former owners Welcome Hotels entered administration.
At the time around 30 staff were employed in it.
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