The Grand Central Hotel has opened its doors in Belfast.
The new luxury site from Hastings Hotels is the largest and most expensively constructed hotel project ever seen in Northern Ireland.
Residents of Belfast have watched over the past two years as Windsor House has transformed from an unloved office block to the key feature on Belfast’s skyline.
The £53million hotel boasts 300 bedrooms, marble flooring, plush fabrics, and dramatic interior lighting.
Stephen Meldrum, General Manager of the Grand Central Hotel said: “We are delighted to open the doors of the Grand Central Hotel and see the vision of our late Chairman, Sir William Hastings, be fully recognised.
"The Grand Central Hotel is a really unique proposition for Belfast.
"No detail has been overlooked and we are excited to bring a new era to the city. The teams have been working hard over recent weeks to get the hotel open on time and we are looking forward to welcoming our first guests from the prestigious Hosts Global Forum who are staying with us this week.”
The hotel's dining options range from the city chic Grand Café on the ground floor, to the design led Seahorse Bar & Restaurant overlooking Bedford Street, to the small plates cocktail lounge on the 23rd floor, which has been named The Observatory.
Meanwhile, its bedroom suites pay homage to the Linen Barons who first occupied the Linen Quarter in which the Grand Central sits, as well as to Sir William Hastings, the founder of the Hastings Hotels Group.