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Titanic Hotel Belfast crowned Northern Ireland's best at world travel awards

Titanic Hotel Belfast crowned Northern Ireland's best at world travel awards

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.

Plan for 280-bedroom family-focused hotel in Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Plan for 280-bedroom family-focused hotel in Belfast's Titanic Quarter

Belfast Telegraph - A London-based hospitality concern has announced plans to build a hotel next to Titanic Belfast.

JMK Group is proposing a 280-bedroom 'family-friendly' hotel for the tourist hotspot, which would make it one of the biggest in the city.

Expected to be open at Hamilton Dock by the summer of 2021, the company said it wants to capitalise on the family-focused attractions in the Titanic Quarter by dedicating 100 rooms to families.

Citi acquires Gateway Offices building in Titanic Quarter

Citi acquires Gateway Offices building in Titanic Quarter

The Irish News - one of Belfast's most prominent office buildings, the Gateway Offices at Titanic Quarter, has been sold to sitting tenants Citi in a deal understood to be worth in the region of £35 million

The building comprises three accommodation blocks, central feature courtyard and underground car parking, and has been let to Citi since the building was completed in 2009.

James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter, said: "This sale is good news for Belfast. Having a high-quality occupier and employer such as Citi acquire its principal building, demonstrates its long-term commitment to Titanic Quarter and Belfast.”

Game of Thrones exhibition feels right at home as it arrives in Belfast

Game of Thrones exhibition feels right at home as it arrives in Belfast

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.

Prime site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter offers regeneration opportunities

Prime site in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter offers regeneration opportunities

Irish Times - A prime commercial development site in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, next to the award-winning visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, has gone on the market.

The latest site for sale – Plater’s Yard – occupies a waterfront location, and is positioned within an area that has already received outline planning permission and full planning permission for two hotels, 152 apartments, 12 commercial units and a 382-space underground car park.

Titanic Belfast seeks 150 temporary staff as huge summer looms

Titanic Belfast seeks 150 temporary staff as huge summer looms

Belfast Telegraph - The management company behind Titanic Belfast is seeking 150 new staff, some of whom will work at an eagerly-awaited exhibition on fantasy TV drama Game Of Thrones.

The exhibition on cult series Game Of Thrones, which is part-filmed in Northern Ireland, will make its first stop in the UK and Ireland at Titanic Quarter in April.

Multi-million pound Belfast office development project out to tender

Multi-million pound Belfast office development project out to tender

The Irish News - A MULTI-million pound construction contract in Belfast's Titanic Quarter has gone out to tender.

Expressions of interest are now being sought from building contractors for the construction of Olympic House, a 150,000 sq ft Grade A office development on Queen's Road.

A joint venture between Belfast Harbour Commissioners and the owners of Titanic Quarter, construction on Olympic House is due to start in the the spring and take around 18 months to complete.

Cast Your Anchor at One of Belfast’s Most Unique Experiences – Titanic Hotel Belfast Review

Cast Your Anchor at One of Belfast’s Most Unique Experiences – Titanic Hotel Belfast Review

The Taste - I have to admit I was fairly sure Belfast had exhausted every Titanic related revenue opportunity conceivable. With thousands of tourists flocking to The Titanic Quarter in Belfast on a daily basis it seemed odd that this neck of the woods was poorly served however when it came to accommodation options.

The Titanic is a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter where the now infamous RMS Titanic was built. Being one of the busiest visitor attraction in Northern Ireland it makes perfect sense that when an opportunity to acquire an old shipbuilding office right next door presented itself the company behind this mammoth attraction saw it as a chance to really transform the space.

Historic Campaign Launched To Bring Titanic Artefacts Home

Historic Campaign Launched To Bring Titanic Artefacts Home

Belfast, Northern Ireland - National Geographic Pledges $500,000 Toward Effort Supported by James Cameron and Dr. Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic Wreck.

The Titanic champions pledged their support at the event which formally launched a $20m campaign by Royal Museums Greenwich, National Museums Northern Ireland, Titanic Belfast and Titanic Foundation Limited to bring home to the UK and Ireland 5,500 artefacts.

Games of Thrones: Prequel will be filmed in Belfast after Superman and Star Wars epics

Games of Thrones: Prequel will be filmed in Belfast after Superman and Star Wars epics

Belfast Telegraph - The prequel to Game of Thrones will be filmed in Belfast’s Titanic Studios.

Filming on the Game of Thrones prequel will start in Belfast in October, it has been confirmed.

Staff at the Paint Hall studios in the city's Titanic Quarter have been briefed that their next major project will be a series set 1,000 years before the events of the fantasy drama.

Major tourism award for Titanic Hotel

Major tourism award for Titanic Hotel

After only 8-months of operation, Titanic Hotel Belfast has won the prestigious RICS Award for 'outstanding contribution to tourism and leisure facilities in Northern Ireland.'

The new hotel is situated in the original Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices & Headquarters, one of Northern Ireland's most important historical buildings. A location of global significance where over 1,000 ships were designed including the famous Olympic-class liners.

Good Friday Agreement signatories address Co-operation Ireland event

Good Friday Agreement signatories address Co-operation Ireland event

Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern and George Mitchell were the guests of honour at a special Co-operation Ireland event organised by the charity’s chairman Christopher Moran to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of The Agreement. Hosted by Pat Doherty at Titanic Hotel Belfast on Tuesday, April 10, the event brought together business leaders and supporters of the peace building charity.

Inside Belfast's new £28m Titanic Hotel as it opens with a fanfare

Inside Belfast's new £28m Titanic Hotel as it opens with a fanfare

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...

Titanic Belfast ‘world’s leading tourist attraction’

Titanic Belfast ‘world’s leading tourist attraction’

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.

How 10 years turned the Titanic Quarter from a wasteland to a wonder

How 10 years turned the Titanic Quarter from a wasteland to a wonder

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.

Titanic Quarter celebrates 10th anniversary as details emerge of £395m investment over next five years

Titanic Quarter celebrates 10th anniversary as details emerge of £395m investment over next five years

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.