Belfast Telegraph

Ten Square set to add 66 new rooms in expansion to Belfast hotel

By Andrew Madden

The latest phase of the £18m expansion of Ten Square Hotel in Belfast city centre is set to get under way.

A new spa and gym and another 66 rooms are being added in an investment supported by Ulster Bank.

Ten Square is owned by property developer Paddy Kearney's Loughview Leisure Group. When finished, the hotel will have 140 rooms.

The hotel's kitchen and restaurant will also be refurbished in the coming months.

Ulster Bank's head of corporate banking, Kenton Hilman, said the work represents just one of many major investments in the sector.

He said: "There are a number of important investments ongoing relating to Northern Ireland's growing visitor numbers and we are seeing good investment in a range of sectors including, not just hospitality, but also food and drink, IT and manufacturing.

"This is reflected in Ulster Bank's latest results, which show a 15% increase in corporate lending in Northern Ireland in the past year."

Ten Square was owned by John Miskelly's Yorkshire House, which went into administration in 2015.

Belfast Telegraph

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