In an investment of over £40m from one of Northern Ireland’s biggest property developers, two new apart-hotels could be on their way to Belfast.
The owner of boutique hotel Ten Square in Belfast centre, Patrick Kearney, is launching a bid to bring the brand to locations at Stockmans Way and Apollo Road.
The Ten Square apart-hotel at Adelaide Business Centre on Apollo Road would be named Ten Square South, with its sister property at Stockmans Way known as Ten Square West.
A spokesman for Mr Kearney’s company, Kilmona Property, said Ten Square West would mark an investment of around £18m in an 82-bed hotel and 46 apartments.
Ten Square South, would consist of 87 bedrooms and 26 serviced apartments, representing an investment of around £23.5m. The apart-hotel would also feature 14 business studios and 10 studios for living or working.
Apart-hotels are a hybrid of hotels and apartments, which are run through a hotel operator.
Over the next two weeks, Kilmona is to hold pre-application community consultation events at The Doyen pub in Balmoral before planning applications are submitted.
In recent years, a spate of new hotel developments in Belfast has added around 1,170 rooms. However, until now most development has been confined to the city centre, with little or no accommodation added in other areas.