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...

Nama teams up with Doherty for 500-unit house building deal

Nama teams up with Doherty for 500-unit house building deal

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...

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".

Laois Shopping Centre Manager scoops huge industry accolade in London

Laois Shopping Centre Manager scoops huge industry accolade in London

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.

Globoforce moving to larger headquarters in Park West

Globoforce moving to larger headquarters in Park West

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.

Review: British Music Experience Liverpool

Review: British Music Experience Liverpool

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.

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.

It's no oil painting for Freud-sitter Pat Doherty

It's no oil painting for Freud-sitter Pat Doherty

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."

New homes: A-rated with an easy commute

New homes: A-rated with an easy commute

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.

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.

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...

Ireland's second biggest bondholder has Rolling Stones play private show

Ireland's second biggest bondholder has Rolling Stones play private show

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...