Belfast’s newest hotel, the Hampton by Hilton, today opened its doors for business.

The nine-story, 178-bedroom hotel is located just off Great Victoria Street in Belfast city centre and is the first Hampton by Hilton to open in the island of Ireland.

Hampton is one of Hilton’s most successful brands, with 2,346 properties in 21 countries worldwide. Hilton describe Hampton as being about celebration and diversity - embracing local culture and giving guests a true experience during their stay. Hampton by Hilton’s service is backed by an unconditional satisfaction promise, the 100% Hampton Guarantee. Hampton is Hilton’s ‘focussed service’ brand, positioned in the upper mid-market, and offering a well-appointed bedroom and complimentary cooked breakfast and free Wifi for all guests. The hotel provides a 24-hour food and dinner service in its open plan lobby concept.

The hotel will be owned and operated by Andras Hotels and the £12million project was supported by Danske Bank. The construction of the project commenced in September 2016 and was designed by Todd Architects and built by MSM Contracts.

Rajesh Rana, director of Andras Hotels commented: “This is our first opening with Hilton and we are very excited to be bringing Hampton by Hilton to Ireland. Hilton see Belfast as a key market and they are delighted to be placing their flag on our great city.

“The hotel will serve the very strong and growing mid-market range, for both the business and leisure traveller – and will give a real boost to the tourism offering of the city. Visit Belfast and Tourism NI have been very supportive as they recognise the importance of well known and loved brands opening in the city.

“We have a great team at the hotel, who really embody and embrace the ‘Hamptonality’ brand personality. They have worked extremely hard to get the hotel open and they are really excited to be welcoming their first guests.

“I am proud to be investing £25million across three hotel projects in Belfast, bring a total of 270 additional bedrooms to the city. I would like to thank Danske Bank for their continuing support and encouragement.”

Lewis McCallan, Head of Corporate Relationship Danske Bank commented: “I must congratulate Andras Hotels on their new opening. This 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 this sector is arguably at its most vibrant. Danske has a long standing relationship over some 30 + years with Andras Hotels and I am delighted that we could support their latest landmark investment.”