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10 great things to know when staying at the Europa

We recently stayed in the beautiful 4 star Europa Hotel in Belfast and discovered a modern hotel with a fantastic team looking after an iconic building right in the city centre. Invited along by the Hastings group to check out their pride and joy and to rediscover the Europa, a hotel I haven’t stayed in for a […]

4 offers of the week for an overnight stay

Northern Ireland has a unique collection of irresistible places to stay including quirky B&Bs, luxurious spa hotels and hidden gem properties for the perfect short break and Tourism NI has selected the best offers of the week for you to choose from.    · Golfing Experience, Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast. From £159pps. Enjoy two nights’ […]

Boxfit at the Culloden

Hey folks, it’s me again with a gym update…. As promised last time, I managed a Boxfit class, but not when or how I expected. After a busy day at the market I headed into the Culloden Estate Health Club for a quick workout. After a chat with Christine about trying out a Boxfit class, the next […]

Autumn Bliss at @slievedonard with @hastingshotels

A few weeks ago, tagged on at the end of a cruise, I booked in for the Autumn Bliss special offer at Slieve Donard. You’d think after a week on the Med relaxing that a spa day wouldn’t really be needed, but it ended up being a highlight of the week off work. Quite simply […]

The award winning @Slievedonard hotel..

The Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Newcastle is celebrating after it was crowned the supreme winner of Irish hospitality at the glittering Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards ceremony in Dublin this week. The stunning 4-star resort, part of Hastings Hotels, took the top honour at the prestigious 25th Annual Gold Medal Awards. […]

Sweet treat at the Fitz

NRC trainee chef serves up a sweet treat with the help of The Fitzwilliam Hotel Coleraine student, Judith Linton, has beaten over 60 catering students from Northern Regional College to win The Fitzwilliam Hotel’s Afternoon Tea Competition. Judith created a delicate dessert of Vanilla Macaroons with Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Honeycomb Chocolate Ganache which was […]

Champagne afternoon tea at the Fitz

Would you believe that according to a recent survey, Irish couples are the ‘least romantic’ about Valentine’s Day judging by how much they spend. Irish couples spend just £134 compared with the Spanish figure of £218. The French (£208), Italians (£176) and Germans (£153) also outspend the Irish, the survey revealed[1]. Here at Belfast Times, […]

Hastings Hotels: Supporting local produce.

Northern Ireland’s leading hotel group is continuing its quest to support local suppliers with the launch of a new booklet showcasing its breakfast offering to guests. Hastings Hotels launched its Who Made My Breakfast? booklet at an event in the Stormont Hotel which was attended by a host of local politicians including Ian Paisley Jr […]

A Fitz Christmas

Concierge, Declan McFarlane helps Amelia McComb, aged five, add the finishing touch to Christmas decorations at the uber chic Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast. Located on Great Victoria Street in the very heart of Belfast City, the Fitzwilliam Hotel offers a haven of peace, luxury and tranquillity during the hustle and bustle of Christmas. The hotel is […]

Fridays at the Fitz

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of an urban trendy? Well, even if you don’t, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is giving everyone the opportunity to start the weekend off in style. The ultra-stylish Belfast hotel is now having a regular Friday evening DJ set between 6-9pm. After attending the launch of the Friday night fabulousness […]

The Merchant – Best UK Hotel

The hotel that always set out to be the best in Belfast has now been voted the best hotel in the UK at the International Hotel Awards in London. The hugely prestigious Awards have confirmed what we already knew, that The Merchant is something special. The 5 Star hotel is exquisite throughout, with so many […]