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23 Stories: 21 – Raising a toast to Billy!

Lady Joy launches the Sir William Hastings Suite. It is perhaps the most opulent of all hotel suites in Northern Ireland and Lady Joy Hastings paid tribute to her late husband of 57 years, Sir William Hastings or Billy as he was universally known, while officially launching the room on the 21st floor of the…

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23 Stories 20 – Graham Construction in the Spotlight

  Hastings Hotels has worked with Graham Construction over many years, so when it came to select a company who could best deliver our vision for the Grand Central Hotel, it was clear that Graham’s in conjunction with RPP Architects was the perfect choice to take on this monumental project. Building work on the former Windsor House office block…

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23 Stories 19 – Grand Central Hotel Opens its Doors

  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL OPENS ITS DOORS TODAY sees the opening of the Grand Central Hotel, the largest and most expensively constructed hotel project ever seen in Northern Ireland. Residents of Belfast have watched over the past two years as Windsor House has transformed from an unloved office block to the key feature on Belfast’s…

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23 Stories 17 – A Taste of What’s to Come

  With less than a week to go until Northern Ireland’s largest hotel opens its door, the Grand Central Hotel has unveiled its menus to give a taste of what guests can look forward to. Stephen Meldrum, General Manager of the Grand Central Hotel said: “We are very excited to be only days away from…

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23 Stories 15 – Interview with Stephen Moore, AV Browne Group

Stephen Moore is the Creative Director for the AV Browne Group and has been the visionary on the branding team for the Grand Central Hotel, responsible for everything from the look and feel of the brand to the development of the logo and fonts used on the signage and promotional materials. In this short interview,…

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23 Stories 14 – Opening date announced for Grand Central Hotel

Hastings Hotels has announced that the Grand Central Hotel will open the week commencing 18th June and the first guests to check-in will be a group of international delegates attending the prestigious Hosts Global Forum. The forum, which was secured in a combined effort by Hastings Hotels, Tourism NI, and Moloney & Kelly, is an…

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23 Stories 13 – Meet the General Manager

Stephen Meldrum was recently announced as the General Manager for the Grand Central Hotel Belfast. Stephen joined Hastings Hotels in 2002 as Restaurant Manager of Ballygally Castle before working his way to become the hotel’s General Manager. He has since held the role of General Manager at the Everglades Hotel, the 5-star Culloden Estate &…

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23 Stories 12 – Interview with Andrew Todd, Tandem Design

Hastings Hotels is working collaboratively with interpretative design agency, Tandem to tell the story of Grand Central Hotel and by doing so to give visitors a sense of place and a better understanding where they are staying within Belfast. We caught up recently with Andrew Todd, Creative Director, to discuss a little bit about his role with…

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