Belfast Telegraph

Life of hotelier Sir William Hastings to be celebrated at St Anne's Cathedral

By Victoria Leonard

A celebration of the life of renowned hotelier Sir William Hastings will be held in St Anne's Cathedral on January 5 (3pm).

Sir William, known as Billy, passed away peacefully at home last Friday following a short illness. He was surrounded by his wife Joy and children Julie, Howard, Allyson and Aileen.

The entrepreneur was the owner and founder of the Hastings Hotels group, which includes the Europa Hotel.

Sir William had been a key figure in the province's hospitality and business sectors for six decades.

He was liaising with architects designing his ambitious 300-bedroom Grand Central Hotel just weeks before he passed away.

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