Plans for a new boutique hotel and restaurant in Bank Square in Belfast have been unveiled.
If successful, a four-floor boutique hotel will be built beside Mourne Seafood in the area, consisting of 17 en-suite bedrooms able to accommodate 33 guests.
The proposal would complement the £3m regeneration work already underway in the area, and is backed by social development minister Mervyn Storey who said the new boutique hotel would fit well with the new-look area when work is completed.
The new hotel would also have a ground-floor restaurant after a complete redevelopment.
Speaking to Belfast Live, Minister Storey said: “The developer’s proposal for a boutique hotel will be the final piece in the jigsaw of regenerating Bank Square in Belfast City Centre, and will complement the £3million regeneration work recently undertaken in the area by my Department.
“The hotel development will provide an active frontage for Bank Street that will further enhance the new streetscape and contribute to the physical and economic renewal of the area. It will create job opportunities and attract tourists, which will benefit businesses both locally and in the wider City Centre.”