The Bullitt Hotel in Belfast looks set to be extended, as a planning application to increase its bedroom stock by 30 and introduce a rooftop bar could be given the green light.
The hotel, which is owned by Beannchor, was opened last year and cost £7m to develop, with the property home to 43 bedrooms, three bars and a Taylor and Clay restaurant.
Now permission is being sought by its owners to add 30 new bedrooms and a rooftop bar to The Bullitt’s offering, by developing the Annsgate House building next door.
Planners have said that the ‘proposal is considered to be in accordance with the development plan, relevant planning policies and other material considerations and as such it is recommended that the proposal should be approved subject to conditions,’ so owners Beannchor is expected to get the go ahead this week.
The expansion is the latest addition to the Beannchor Group’s portfolio, which also includes the five-star Merchant Hotel in Belfast, the Little Wing chain of pizza restaurants, and a string of bars and pubs.
News emerged in May earlier this year of plans for a new Bullitt Hotel to open in Dublin in Chapel Street, after the company acquired a site for around £4.3m
The original Bullitt Hotel in Belfast pays homage to actor Steve McQueen’s 1968 film, Bullitt.