As the popularity of aparthotels continues to grow, an application has been lodged for a development in Belfast.
Developer Gareth Graham is behind the plan to demolish the Lyndon Court building on Queen Street and create an aparthotel – a concept that involves combining the features of hotels and apartments in a building run by a hotel operator.
There are already a number of aparthotels in different parts of Belfast and elsewhere in NI, although little is so far known about the Mr Graham’s plans for the Lyndon House building – a three-storey mixed use development that currently has retail units on its ground floor.
Oakland Holdings, the firm owned by Mr Graham, owns the building and had put it on the market last year for £2.5m.
A spokesperson for Oakland Holdings said recently that the new development would meet the needs of the business community in particular.
The plans will be the subject of a pre-application public meeting, due to be held at Wellington Buildings in Belfast on Thursday.