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Marriott To Create Almost 300 New Hotel Jobs In Belfast

23 Aug 2016

Marriott To Create Almost 300 New Hotel Jobs In Belfast

Marriott are set to open a new hotel in Belfast which will create almost 300 new jobs in the city.

The 188 room hotel will be constructed by London building contractors Gilbert Ash in Belfast’s City Quays with AC Hotel branding.

Around 180 of the Belfast jobs will be temporary positions created in the Gilbert Ash construction phase and a further 115 permanent jobs will be advertised once the hotel is nearing completion in 2018.

The permanent positions at the new Marriott, the hotel chain’s first in Belfast and Northern Ireland, will consist of various roles such as cleaners, receptionists, hospitality staff, catering teams and managerial roles.

Gerry Lennon, chief executive of Visit Belfast welcomed the news, saying. “The last decade has seen tremendous growth in Belfast’s tourism industry, and demand for hotel rooms is rising. Just last year for example, we saw room sales break the one million barrier for the first time, and room occupancy averaged in excess of 78 per cent.”

“It is vital that the city maintains a mixture of recognised brands and independent hotels, so the addition of the internationally-renowned Marriott brand will only strengthen Belfast’s positioning as a must-see destination,” added Mr Lennon.

Robert Crook, the managing director of Interstate Europe Hotels and Resorts which will run the hotel, said: “We’re thrilled to be operating the first Marriott International-branded hotel in Belfast. It’s a fantastic development for the city’s tourism industry, catering for both the leisure and corporate markets, and with all that Belfast has to offer on its doorstep, we’re sure its arrival will be a success.”

The Marriott will cost £25 million and will also feature meeting rooms, a restaurant & bar, a gym and other leisure facilities.

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