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Belfast's Nambarrie Tea factory to become 151 bed hotel

The former Nambarrie Tea Factory in Belfast
The former Nambarrie Tea Factory in Belfast
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

The former home of the Nambarrie Tea factory in Belfast could be converted into a Moxy Hotel, a sub-brand of Marriott Hotels, according to a planning application.

Proposals filed by Propiteer Limited detail the plans for the site.

It's seeking to demolish 21-23 Victoria Street and 41-51 Waring Street, but keep the front facade of 41-43 Waring Street.

It proposes "a seven-storey, 151-bedroom hotel building to be occupied by Moxy Hotel (part of the Marriott Hotel Group)".

Propiteer Group describes itself as an "exclusive members only club providing exciting property opportunities".

It welcomed Brendan Duddy Jnr and his brother Lawrence of the Londonderry Duddy Group, on-board to acquire both the former Nambarrie Tea Building in Belfast and the Ibis Red Cow hotel in south Dublin last year.

It's understood the building was bought for £2.55m by the joint venture.

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The Moxy brand describes itself as a "boutique hotel with an appetite for adventure".

It has hotels around the world with five currently operating in the UK and a further three due to come onto the market within the next two years, not including Belfast.

There is also one Moxy hotel operating in Dublin.

Belfast Telegraph