The city council in Belfast has approved plans for two new hotel projects.
Ten Square Hotel has been given the go ahead for its planned 71-bedroom extension, while a proposal for a new 179-bedroom in Hope Street has also been approved.
The new project means that a total of six multi million pound hotel investments have now been approved by the council in the last nine months.
Ten Square Hotel is owned by Paddy Kearney’s Kilmona Holdings and is located on the corner of Linenhall Street and Donegall Square South. It was bought by Kearney in December for £6.1m.
Speaking on the plans, Matt Garrett chair of Belfast City Council’s planning committee said the swift decision by councillors was a positive example of the benefits delivered by the transfer of planning powers to local authorities earlier this year.
Other new hotels that have received planning permission in recent months include the former Harland and Wolff headquarters building in Titanic Quarter and Hastings Hotels’ planned £30m transformation of the Windsor House building in Bedford Street into the Grand Central.
Belfast Metropolitan College’s former campus in Brunswick Street is also set to be the location for a new hotel development as is an office complex in Victoria Street.