Belfast’s Europa Hotel completes renovation

15 Apr 2019 by Jenni Reid
Exterior of the Europa Hotel in Belfast

The Europa Hotel in Belfast has completed a £500,000 refurbishment of its dining spaces.

The renowned hotel’s Lobby Bar has been redesigned and its capacity increased to 120, while the Piano Restaurant has been fitted with new banquette seating to increase privacy.

New head chef Kyle Green has also added seasonal menus, including a tapas selection.

Meanwhile the Grand Ballroom has been given a light renovation, with new mirrored panelling installed.

Lobby Bar

James McGinn, General Manager of the Europa Hotel said: “The Europa Hotel has an international reputation for hosting prestigious events and looking after many of the celebrities and VIPs who visit Belfast.

“It is the ongoing investment from Hastings Hotels that enables us to remain one of the world’s most famous award-winning hotels, renowned for our excellent reputation and hospitality.”

The railway hotel became known as a meeting place for journalists during the Troubles, and was hit by 33 explosions between 1970 and 1994, making it one of the most bombed hotels in the world.

It joined Northern Irish hotel group Hastings Hotels in 1993, and in 2017 unveiled a £1 million renovation of its bedrooms and restaurants.

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