Crowne Plaza unveils latest stage in £5m refurbishment
Andras Hotels’ flagship property, The Crowne Plaza in Belfast has just completed the first phase of a £5m investment in guest bedrooms in the four-star property at Shaw’s Bridge.
The scheme will see a total of 33 new bedrooms added and all 120 existing bedrooms completely refurbished. New Executive Club Rooms have been completed and a floor exclusively for IHG Rewards Club members has been added.
The refurbishment and extension have been designed by local firms, Consarc Architects and Philip Rodgers Design who collaborated on a design-led approach, with new bespoke furniture, air-conditioning, wi-fi and all new bathrooms. The result is a decadent, vibrant mix of colours, tones and rich fabrics, combined with a clever use of space.
This is the final leg of an investment programme at the Crowne Plaza which, over the past three years, has seen an upgrade of all public areas including a complete refurbishment of the grand ballroom, Malone and Laganview wedding suites, a remodeling of the lobby and creation of the Great Oak Conference Centre. The hotel was recently recognised at the Wedding Journal Reader Awards, picking up
Wedding Venue of the Year for Antrim.
Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is the upscale, full-service hotel brand from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Andras Hotels was awarded the first Crowne Plaza franchise in Northern Ireland in 2016.
Rajesh Rana, director of Andras Hotels, welcomed the completion of this stage of the investment programme on behalf of his entire team:
“The hotel continues to benefit enormously from visitors both internationally and from our neighbours in the south of Ireland,” he added. “We feel this is also due to our location close to the city centre and the main arterial routes and the fact that we are within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Lagan Valley Regional Park which offers our residents something truly unique.
“This is a major investment and a vote of confidence in Belfast and Northern Ireland by Andras Hotels and IHG for future business prospects in this discerning and buoyant market.”
Andras Hotels was founded in Belfast in 1981. It currently operates five internationally-branded hotels with 700 beds in the city; Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Belfast City Centre, two Ibis Hotels and the Crowne Plaza. Andras has also just opened a new Hampton by Hilton hotel in the city’s Hope Street.