Check-in - In the historic headquarters of the Harland & Wolff shipyard, shipbuilders once designed ocean giants such as the ‘Olympic’, the ‘Britannic’ and the ‘Titanic’.
Now, the Titanic Hotel Belfast has opened here – the pride of the whole city.
The Times - Harcourt Developments, the property group headed by Donegal businessman Pat Doherty, has refinanced the bulk of its €300m debts from private equity group Apollo Management with backing from Bank of Ireland and WLR Cardinal.
The mammoth refinancing has just been completed and comes less than 18 months after Apollo acquired Harcourt’s loans from Nama. Apollo was reported to have paid about €300m for the €650m loan book in a sale process that was dubbed Project Abbey.
Irish Independent - Ready to feel old? It's hard to believe, but on this day 20 years ago Titanic: The Movie first premiered on cinema screens in the US.
The three-hour-long blockbuster, which set the love story of passengers Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) against the backdrop of the liner's tragic maiden voyage, premiered in the US on December 19, 1997.
It went on to become the top grossing film of all time, bagging some $2 billion worldwide (another James Cameron movie, Avatar, has since surpassed that).
Harcourt recently hosted British reggae legends UB40 and the Virgin Holidays film crew at Carlisle Bay when they were in Antigua making a new music video for their top ten hit 'Come Back Darling' to encourage tourists to 'come back' to the Caribbean following a concerted recovery effort after the impact of Hurricane Irma.
Irish Independent - The five-star Lough Eske Castle hotel in Co Donegal last year recorded profits of €1.54m.
The luxury hotel, which is part of Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments, enjoyed the profits after revenues increased to €8.56m for the year.
Harcourt Developments finance director Nick Doherty said: "2016 was a strong year for Lough Eske where overall revenues grew by 6pc. "Overall, in terms of geographical market share, we witnessed strong growth both from the Irish and US markets, which more than offset a slight decline in the UK market."
Belfast Telegraph - Belfast's newest luxury hotel has opened its doors at the site of the former Harland & Wolff drawing offices and headquarters after a two-year restoration.
The £28m Titanic Hotel, which highlights the history behind Queen's Island and the shipbuilding industry in Northern Ireland, was opened with a performance by...
Irish Independent - Housing development is one of state agency's largest joint ventures to date
Nama is teaming up with Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments for a major house building project in south-west Dublin.
The state agency and Doherty's group have applied for planning permission for more than 500 units...
Irish Independent - The hotel arm of Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments group last year recorded revenues of €60m and said that its experience of Brexit to date has been positive.
The Harcourt Collection comprises seven hotels and resorts spread across Ireland, the UK and the Caribbean along with Titanic Belfast and a spokesman said yesterday that it is "very pleased with the performance of the hotels".
Dublin-based Harcourt Group has signed up Irish international rugby star Robbie Henshaw to help consolidate its new hotels brand, the fast-growing Harcourt Collection.
The Harcourt Collection which has an annual turnover of €60 million currently boasts seven hotels and resorts spread across Ireland, the UK and the Caribbean...
Leinster Express - Laois Shopping Centre Manager Kevin Doyle has come runner up in the Manager of the Year at the Sceptre Awards 2017.
Mr Doyle was nominated and shortlisted for the award which he was presented with in Dorchester in London on Tuesday, June 20.
“I am thrilled, it is a great honour to be recognised I have never witnessed my parents as proud, my wife Brenda and son Brian are proud of me too,” Mr Doyle said.
The Sceptre Awards recognise best practice and the best people in the shopping centre industry.
Irish Times - Globoforce, an Irish software firm that operates employee reward and incentive schemes for many of the world’s leading companies, is planning to move to a larger headquarters building in Park West beside the M50 in west Dublin.
The company has been based in a 929sq m (10,000sq ft) block in the park since 2006, but is now relocating to another building almost five times that size.
The British Music Experience is the UK’s Museum of Popular Music. Featuring state-of-the-art effects, iconic memorabilia and artefacts from almost every major artist and musical movement since WWII, the attraction is located in the spectacular Cunard Building, one of Liverpool’s landmark Three Graces lining the city’s waterfront.
Your Move Magazine - It’s just a matter of days before Britain’s only dedicated museum of popular music opens in Liverpool.
The British Music Experience (BME), which arrives at its new permanent home on Liverpool’s waterfront after five years at London’s O2, charts the rise of popular music from 1945 up to the present day with over 600 rare music heritage items on display.
Daily Telegraph - Titanic Belfast has been crowned the best tourist attraction in the world.
The museum, which opened in 2012, staved off competition from Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip and Peru's Machu Picchu to clinch the accolade at a ceremony for the World Travel Awards in the Maldives.
Irish Times - Cúil Dúin is a development of 220 houses by Harcourt Developments. It is located within a five-minute walk of the Citywest stop on the Luas red line, part of the 4.6km tram-line extension to Saggart.
Belfast Telegraph - It's fast becoming one of the most exciting, attractive and economically powerful parts of Belfast. But when Titanic Quarter was launched a decade ago, few would have believed it had the potential to transform a neglected and desolate part of the city.