A £4m hotel is to be created at Lisburn Square in Northern Ireland, after planning approval was granted to one of the country’s leading hospitality providers.
Construction on The Haslem will begin in March and will be an ‘entirely new concept’ for Beannchor Group, the operator of some of Northern Ireland’s top hotels and venues.
The 52-bedroom property will open in autumn 2019 and will comprise an open plan ground floor reception, lobby bar and restaurant, as well as a gym and conference room.
The property will aim for four-star status and join the Beannchor’s growing portfolio of properties, including Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel, Bulitt Hotel and eight Little Wing Pizzerias.
The food and beverage offering will focus on all-day casual dining.
Commenting on the announcement, Bill Wolsey, managing director, Beannchor said: “Our vision for The Haslem is to create a stylish, urban space that will enhance the hospitality offering of Lisburn city centre. The success of our Little Wing Pizzeria in Lisburn Square showed that there is a clear demand for high quality hospitality venues in the city and gave us confidence in this investment.
“We are passionate about the creation of new and exciting concepts that meet and exceed the needs of the modern hotel guest. We hope that this new hotel, which will have its own distinct personality, look and feel, will be a fresh, vibrant new space that the people of Lisburn can take great pride in.”
The Beannchor Group is Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group. Its portfolio includes The Merchant Hotel, Belfast; Bullitt Hotel and The Dirty Onion in Belfast; The Hillside in Hillsborough and eight Little Wing Pizzerias in locations across Northern Ireland.
The Group also recently completed a £350,000 investment in the refurbishment of popular bar and eatery, The National in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.