Cliste Hospitality acquires Radisson Blu Hotel in Belfast

The £3.5m acquisition is set to undergo refurbishment and rebranding as The Gasworks Hotel
Cliste Hospitality has 13 hotels under The iNUA Collection brand in the Republic of Ireland

Cliste Hospitality has 13 hotels under The iNUA Collection brand in the Republic of Ireland

Cliste Hospitality has announced the acquisition of Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast in partnership with Warren Private. 

The hotel will be rebranded temporarily as The Gasworks Hotel and will undergo a £3.5 million (€4 million) refurbishment over the next nine months. This investment in the hotel will include a complete refurbishment of the hotel reception, bar and restaurant, conference facilities and guest bedrooms. Following this investment, The Gasworks Hotel will partner with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) when the hotel becomes part of its voco brand, enhancing its appeal to both domestic and international travellers.

Cliste Hospitality is already a leading hotel operator in the ROI, with 13 hotels under the iNUA collection brand. Other hotels in the iNUA collection owned or managed by Cliste Hospitality include the Dublin One Hotel, the five-star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney and Radisson Blu Hotels in Cork, Limerick, Athlone & Sligo. The acquisition of the Gasworks Hotel is Cliste Hospitality’s first hotel investment in Northern Ireland.  

Paul Fitzgerald, chief executive officer, Cliste Hospitality, said: “We are keen to become a significant part of the community in the city. Working closely with the very experienced, long-serving employees at the hotel, the Cliste Hospitality team is looking forward to continuing to deliver exceptional service to both regular and first-time guests. All current employees will be offered the opportunity to continue with the business, and all room reservations and events booked will be fully honoured.”

David Kelleher, principal, Warren Private, said: “Warren Private is delighted to have completed the acquisition of the former Radisson Hotel in Belfast, our second joint venture with Cliste Hospitality. We look forward to the refurbishment and rebranding of the hotel as The Gasworks Hotel, Belfast, and to continuing our support of Cliste Hospitality in its expansion plans.”

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