"No.1 region in the world to visit"
Lonely Planet / Best in Travel 2018
"No.1 for hotel investment"
CBRE Hotel Report 2017
Hospitality & Tourism
Belfast is not only a great place to do business, it is also a great place to visit. Voted the world’s number one destination for 2018 by Lonely Planet.
Belfast attracted over 200,000 cruise visitors and 34,500 conference delegates in 2017. It is also home to Titanic Belfast, which was named the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction in 2016. With tourism contributing £430 million per year to Belfast’s economy, it’s no surprise that it is now the number one city in the UK for hotel investment, with an additional 3,000 rooms anticipated by 2021.
These, and other development opportunities in this sector, will contribute to Belfast’s ambition to double the value of tourism by 2020.
Titanic Belfast / Belfast Waterfront / Maldron / Dale Farm / Hastings Group / Dalata / Hilton Hotel
“We are delighted to be opening our new 237 bedroom Maldron Hotel Belfast in March 2018. This will bring our total number of rooms to over 600 in Northern Ireland. Belfast is growing from strength to strength and we are looking forward to being part of its exciting future.”
Mike Gatt, General Manager, Maldron Hotel Belfast City
Home of Thrones
Belfast is home to the global phenomenon that is HBO's Game of Thrones.
Belfast - a top rising star for hotel investment in the UK.