A hotel in Belfast city centre has now unveiled the results of its four-year, £20m transformation under its new ownership.
Ten Square Hotel on Donegall Square Street was acquired by Loughview Leisure Group in 2015 and has since extensively expanded its bedroom capacity, introduced a host of new F&B facilities and significantly invested in revamping its events space.
The hotel is now home to 131 bedrooms, increasing from 22 bedrooms, as the new owners expanded into three neighbouring buildings.
The new rooftop Loft Bar was unveiled in March 2018, as well as the new ground floor F&B space which now includes the new Josper’s Steakhouse restaurant and Irish-style pub, The Doffer.
Embracing the property’s heritage as a former linen warehouse, The Doffer Bar, which has a standalone entrance on Donegall Square South, takes its name from the ‘doffers’ who worked in Belfast’s old mills.
Plans at the four-star hotel also include a new hotel gym, which was set to be approved last week.
Chris Kearney, the financial director of Loughview Leisure said “Given Belfast’s rich and colourful linen heritage and the fact the original building was a linen warehouse, owned by twice serving Belfast Lord Mayor, Sir Otto Jaffa, we wanted to retain that character and celebrate the hotel’s back story with The Doffer.”
Te refurbishment of Ten Square represents an investment of over £20m investment by owners Loughview Leisure Group supported by Ulster Bank and Tennent’s NI.
Loughview also owns the 62-bedroom Chimney Corner Hotel in Newtownabbey and the 68-room Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus.