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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.

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.

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.

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.

No Brexit worries as Harcourt hotels reports €60m in revenues

No Brexit worries as Harcourt hotels reports €60m in revenues

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".

Claudia Winkleman's Antigua adventure

Claudia Winkleman's Antigua adventure

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...

Titanic Belfast wins top international themed entertainment award

Titanic Belfast wins top international themed entertainment award

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...

Still One Of The Caribbean's Best Resorts: Antigua's Carlisle Bay

Still One Of The Caribbean's Best Resorts: Antigua's Carlisle Bay

Forbes - The Caribbean is ablaze with resort pyrotechnics: Celebrity chefs! Underwater sound systems! Bath butlers and 90-foot “infinity” bars! Wasn’t the islands’ original appeal that they were a low-key, laid-back escape from all that?

Titanic Belfast : Will it rival Disneyland, Tate Modern and the Guggenheim?

Titanic Belfast : Will it rival Disneyland, Tate Modern and the Guggenheim?

BBC News - It is the biggest launch Belfast's waterfront has seen in a 100 years. The last one was the Titanic itself.

Now a century later the slipways are dominated by the imposing Titanic Belfast centre designed to commemorate the most famous vessel ever built.

Titanic endeavour: Simon Calder previews Belfast’s newest attraction

Titanic endeavour: Simon Calder previews Belfast’s newest attraction

Independent - A century after Titanic set sail from Belfast prior to her tragic maiden journey, a £97m tribute to the ship and her makers is almost ready.

"That's where she was built. That's where she was designed. That's where the workers lived." Noel Molloy is a man with a mission to explain – and entertain. He is project manager for Titanic Belfast, a structure as monumental as the ship it commemorates.

Like a magnificent liner in the final stages of construction, the shell of Northern Ireland's new landmark is complete. Sprouting from a quay overlooking Belfast Lough is an angular, aluminium-clad eruption. Imagine if Ikea made a flatpack ship, and someone had made a right old muddle of the instructions: that's roughly how Titanic Belfast looks.

Antigua: The Big Easy

Antigua: The Big Easy

The Times - A luxurious winter break in the Caribbean provided the perfect opportunity for Julie Burchill to indulge her passion for hotels.

Maybe it’s something to do with being one of Mother Nature’s runaways, but I’ve never understood why so many otherwise sensible people have a problem with hotels - more specifically, why people who could afford to stay at gorgeous hotels choose to hire villas instead.

I grew up in a working-class family, yet when we went to the seaside it was to a B&B - never a flat - and when we went to Butlin’s it was full-board, never self-catering. My parents regarded those who chose to do their own cooking on holiday as uptight, penny-pinching freaks, and as in all things they were so right.