New £4m hotel being opened by Merchant and Bullitt owners
The owners of Belfast’s luxury Merchant Hotel has announced plans to open a new £4m hotel in Lisburn, bringing 75 new jobs.
Beannchor Group, which is led by Bill Wolsey and also owns Bullitt Hotel in Belfast city centre, revealed plans for the new 52-bedroom hotel in Lisburn Square.
The hotel, which will open in summer next year if it gets planning permission, will occupy a former Argos store and neighbouring first floor space.
Beannchor already operates the Little Wing pizzeria in the square.
The new hotel will also have a ground floor bar and restaurant which will be open to residents and non-residents.
Mr Wolsey, who last week won the industry category in top all-island business competition the EY Entrpreneur of the Year, said: “Hospitality continues to be one of Northern Ireland’s most important industries and largest employers. We believe the creation of 75 new full time and part time jobs will be a major economic boost for Lisburn Square and the city.”
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