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The new No 4 bar at the Hilton Belfast

The new No 4 bar at the Hilton Belfast

The new No 4 bar at the Hilton Belfast

A Belfast city centre hotel is planning to develop an outside bar and cafe seating area in what could be the first for many hospitality businesses across Northern Ireland, it has been claimed.

The Hilton Belfast wants to extend its new No 4 bar with an outside seating area at the front entrance to its four-star hotel. The business launched its new bar in November last year as part of an almost £10m revamp.

Colin Neill of Hospitality Ulster says such schemes are likely to be the first of many, as businesses adapt to life after lockdown. It is understood the Hilton's plans for an outside area had been established before the outbreak, but that a planning application was then pushed through during lockdown.