Belfast Telegraph

Belfast's Ramada Plaza Hotel to receive £500k five-star facelift

By John Mulgrew

The Ramada Plaza in Belfast is undergoing a major refurbishment of its conferencing and banqueting suites thanks to a £500,000 investment.

The hotel, which is the flagship property owned by Lord Rana's Andras House group, has also benefited from a £1m refurbishment, which included a transformation of its Grand Ballroom, lobby and Laganview Suite.

The fresh work, which has been supported by Danske Bank, is expected to take six weeks.

Andras House also owns four other hotels in Belfast, including the Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn (formerly Days Hotel) and two Ibis hotels.

Last month the group was given the green light for another new hotel - Northern Ireland's first Hampton by Hilton.

Rajesh Rana, director of Andras Hotels said: "We are delighted that this next stage of the investment at the Ramada Plaza will soon commence.

"This refurbishment is design-led, with designers Philip Rodgers providing a unique look that will feature handmade fittings and bespoke items of furniture and lighting that will ensure that the Ramada Plaza is offering customers the very best it can and compliments the rest of the hotel's exceptional standard of interiors.

"This will be a 5-star level of fit-out, guaranteeing that we can provide a wide range of top class events facilities to suit our clients tastes and requirements," the director added.

In its latest set of accounts, Andras House increased its profits to £3m as it continues to expand its business here.

Belfast Telegraph