In addition to hotels, other accommodation providers, particularly self-catering, reported a very strong August performance. Unfortunately, due to several months of closures, the bounce back hasn’t filled the gap left in revenue across the industry. Despite this, we’re seeing continued investment and innovation in the sector.
This month, Beannchor opened its newest venture, the Haslem hotel in Lisburn. Bringing 50 new jobs to the city, the £4m investment provides 45 bedrooms, an 80-seat open plan lobby, a restaurant, residents gym and conference room. With a central location in Lisburn Square, it’s hoped that the new venue offers locals somewhere new to socialise, as well as catering for tourists and business travellers.