A hotel in Belfast is starting work on a 27-bedroom extension after its latest expansion plan got the go ahead.
The Malone Lodge Hotel, which is based at Eglantine Avenue and owned by Gareth Macklin, is growing after 25 years in business, with plans to extend the size of its Knife and Fork restaurant.
The new bedrooms at the four-star hotel will be completed by the end of 2017.
Macklin revealed the new plans during a party last month to celebrate 25 years in business.
Speaking to Belfast Telegraph, Macklin said: “The hotel has marked a milestone anniversary this month; we have been trading successfully for a quarter of a century.
“Three years ago we extended the hotel and added the new Knife and Fork restaurant which has proven extremely popular with hotel guests and local diners along with our 240-seater Deramore suite.
“We have been on the lookout for an opportunity to add to the number of rooms we have and with the acquisition of two adjoining properties, we have the opportunity to develop an additional 27 rooms, bringing our total portfolio up to 138.”