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First phase of £5m investment completed at Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza at Shaw’s Bridge in Belfast has completed the first phase of a £5 million investment.

Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is the full service, upmarket hotel brand from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Following the investment, 33 bedrooms will be added alongside the refurbishment of 120 guest bedrooms.

In addition to this, the four-star property now benefits from new executive club rooms and a floor exclusively for IHG Rewards Club Members.

The property at Shaw’s Bridge, which is sited in an Area of Outstanding Beauty located within the Lagan Valley Regional Park, has undergone extensive refurbishment over the past three years. This has included the grand ballroom, Malone and Laganview wedding suites. Additionally, all public areas have been upgraded alongside the creation of the Great Oak conference centre

Andras Hotels was awarded the first Northern Irish Crowne Plaza franchise by IHG in 2016. Founded in Belfast in 1981, the company operates five international­ly-branded hotels with 700 beds across the city including two Ibis Hotels and the recently opened Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Hope Street.

“We’ve been working extremely hard over the past number of years to ensure that the Crowne Plaza offers a lux­ury, comfortable stay with the very best services, amenities and hospitality offering to rival any in Ire­land,” said Rajesh Rana, director of Andras Hotels.

“The hotel continues to benefit enormously from visitors both internationally and indeed our neighbours in the south of Ireland, we feel this is also due to our lo­cation close to the city and the main arterial routes.

“Our conference and wedding market remains incredibly strong and we are proud to have the larg­est conference offering in Belfast and the most fan­tastic wedding venue offer­ing, catering from 50 to 500 guests.

“This is a major investment and a vote of confidence in Belfast and Northern Ireland by An­dras Hotels and IHG for fu­ture business prospects in this discerning and buoyant market. I would like to thank our exceptional team of builders, designers and our in-house staff for their continued level of excellence.”