Hilton opens Ireland's first Hampton hotel

Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre. Photo credit: Visit Belfast

Hilton has added Ireland to its list of Hampton by Hilton hotel destinations, according to a report from The Irish News.

The hotel operator has opened the 178-room Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre. The £12-million construction project, which is owned and operated by Andras Hotels, began in September 2016.

Todd Architects designed the nine-story hotel while MSM Contracts constructed the property with support from Danske Bank. “I congratulate Andras Hotels what is yet another milestone for the group and for the city, as it brings a new and exciting brand to Belfast’s hospitality market at a time when the sector is at its most vibrant,” Lewis McCallan, head of corporate relationship at Danske Bank, told The Irish News.

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The new Hampton is part of Andras Hotels’ £25-million investment in Belfast through three hotel projects. These three hotels will add 270 guestrooms to the city’s inventory. “We're excited at bringing Hampton by Hilton to Ireland. It sees Belfast as a key market and they are delighted to be placing their flag on our great city,” Rajesh Rana, director of Andras Hotels, told Irish News. “The hotel will sever the strong and growing mid-market range for both the business and leisure traveler and will give another significant boost to the tourism offer. Visit Belfast and Tourism NI have been hugely supportive as they recognize the importance of well known and loved brands opening in the city.”

The Hampton by Hilton brand now has a total of 28 hotels across the UK. The new Hampton by Hilton in Belfast opened just a week after the 304-room Grand Central Hotel and the 188-room AC Hotel at Belfast’s City Quays began operating. The 110-room Maldron Belfast City opened a few weeks before in March, according to Belfast Live, while the 55-room Flint hotel in Belfast is slated to open June 29, 2018, according to The Caterer.