MEET OUR 5 STAR GENERAL MANAGER

Stephen Meldrum is the General Manager of the tallest hotel on the island of Ireland, the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast, which was recently awarded a five-star rating by the AA. Stephen is a valued member of the Hastings Hotels Group, and will celebrate 20 years of service with the group in July!  What was your…

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Dry January Inspiration with our St. Annes’ Mocktail

Named after Belfast’s historic St Annes’ Cathedral, this tantalising non-alcoholic cocktail combines fruity flavours with zesty undertones to create a refreshing fruity mocktail to be enjoyed alongside panoramic views of the city. Ingredients: 35 ml Apple Juice 15 ml Mixed Berry Cordial 35 ml Cranberry 1 Lemon 15 ml Seltzer *To make the cordial: In…

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TV Tours and Experiences for Guests to Enjoy in 2022

Hastings Hotels is delighted to announce a selection of bespoke experiences inspired by popular TV shows that are now available for guests to enjoy in 2022. Visitors to Northern Ireland can indulge in a Line of Duty or Derry Girls walking tour, a Bridgerton themed afternoon tea or a true  Game of Thrones experience. True…

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Shop Local Belfast

The Festive season is fast approaching and there is never a better time to support your local community than by shopping local. We encourage you to show the love this Christmas with those closest to you by shopping in the businesses that are closest to you! Here are just a few of our top picks on…

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Gift Ideas for TV Fans

We’ve pulled together a list for the best gifts you can give to the biggest movie fan on your list this Christmas! Give them something slightly different this year and let them experience their favourite TV Shows and films in a new way! Do you have a ‘Game of Thrones’ fan on your Christmas list?…

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8 Festive photo spots in and around Belfast

There are so many amazing festive photo spots across Belfast to act as the backdrop for your Christmas snaps! Tick these 8 top picks off your bucket list in 2021 and enjoy a memorable winter season with lots of bright and colourful pictures to look back on. Joys Entry This hidden entryway is a must…

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The Perfect Way to Spend an Afternoon

This December treat yourself to an hour or two of luxury and indulgence with our scrumptious range of festive themed Afternoon Tea’s across Hastings Hotels. Guests will enjoy a feast of Christmas themed sweet and savoury treats, from the finest finger sandwiches to oven fresh scones, dainty cakes and pastries. Choose from our wide selection…

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New Autumn Cocktail Menu in The Observatory

With the evenings getting darker and the air getting crisper, there is never a more perfect time to sample The Observatory’s NEW Autumn cocktail menu! With a brand new range of delicious Autumnal cocktails to choose from, there is something to suit every taste. Our ‘Titanic Quarter’ Cocktail is created with Peach Infused Vodka, Melon…

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Shauna and Ben Holden’s Magical Wedding

Couple’s Names: Shauna McAteer and Ben Holden Wedding Date: 14th October 2021 Reception: The Grand Central Hotel, Belfast Photographer: CRAZYHAPPYLOVE   The Day Venue: Ben and I made the decision in May 2021 we wanted a small intimate wedding that would be incredibly special for each of our guests. When we got engaged in Dec…

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