Manchester Evening News - Manchester’s Townhouse Hotel has new owners following its sale for £12.5m.
The Grade II listed property, which dates back to 1870, was formerly a cotton warehouse before opening as an 85-bedroom hotel in 1982.
Harcourt recently hosted Sir Paul McCartney, James Corden and the Late Late Show production crew at the Titanic Hotel while they were in Liverpool filming the latest episode of Carpool Karaoke.
Described as 'one of the most extraordinary interviews he's ever done', James Corden spent a special day with Paul McCartney exploring the city of Paul's youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul's biggest hits.
Belfast Telegraph - The world of dragons, ice and fire has returned to Northern Ireland with filming underway on the Game Of Thrones prequel series.
Filming started for the as-yet untitled show at a remote secret location in Co Down and on the north coast last week.
Various sites across the province were also being set up last week, including Titanic Studios in Belfast.
Belfast Live - The Titanic Hotel Belfast was crowned 'Northern Ireland's Leading Hotel 2019' at the World Travel Awards in Portugal.
The World Travel Awards, now in their 26th year, honour excellence within the hotel industry and the standard of service the hotel has demonstrated to visitors throughout the year.
The awards are considered the most prestigious travel and tourism event of the year, bringing together many leading industry figureheads and VIPs from across all continents.
Irish Independent - Harcourt Developments' Cúil Dúin scheme in Citywest is a five-minute walk from the Saggart Luas stop that Harcourt part-funded during the Celtic Tiger - it was among a number of developers to finance a 4.2km-extension of the Tallaght Luas line to the Citywest Business Campus.
Harcourt really had to bide its time before the investment paid off: the extension didn't open until 2011. But the Luas extension finally bore fruit in 2016, when the first phase of 45 houses at its Cúil Dúin development sold out within a matter of weeks, thanks to demand from first-time buyers.
Belfast Telegraph - Winter has been coming for seven seasons of fantasy epic Game Of Thrones - and with the final season due to start in the early hours of Sunday, it will finally arrive.
Rarely has a series gripped imaginations across the world, and the success has brought tens of thousands of tourists to Northern Ireland, where much of the show has been filmed.
From today fans can immerse themselves in the world of Westeros with Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition running at the Titanic Exhibition Centre until September.
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 Independent - I can't imagine anything more intense than getting your portrait painted. Just sat there for hours on end, eyeballing someone while they analyse every imperfection on your mug.
"It's certainly an experience," Donegal man Pat Doherty (above) said at the launch of IMMA's new Lucien Freud Collection. Pat sat for Lucien on three separate occasions. "The first painting took 100 sittings, the second was 85 sittings and the third sketch was 35 sittings," he said. "Each sitting took three hours. So it was a lot of time."
And what did he make of the final product? "Well, they're not pretty. I told Lucien I might grow into them - in 30 years' time."
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.
Belfast Live - It has become one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landmarks - and now plans have been revealed for hundreds of millions of pounds worth of further redevelopment at Titanic Quarter.
Launched 10 years ago - with almost £360million of investment sailing in during the past decade - Titanic Quarter has breathed new life into what was a forgotten but essential part of Belfast’s history.
Tatler - If you're anything like me, you're fed up with making decisions. What are we going to call the baby? What soup are we going to eat? Where should this lamp thing I bought go? Who's coming for supper? Should I give up sugar or gluten? I'm DONE with deciding stuff. It's all I do, all day long...
ArtDaily - Titanic Belfast has won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the world’s top themed entertainment association, based in the United States. Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), recognises excellence in the visitor attraction...
Billionaire Edouard Carmignac is one of France's richest men, and his €50bn company, Carmignac Gestion, is now the second-largest holder of Irish bonds after Michael Hasenstab at Franklin Templeton.
The Rolling Stones played a private gig for his top clients recently and he plays polo where he hangs out with Prince Harry and Harcourt Developments' Pat Doherty...