Hastings Stormont Hotel
On the edge of Belfast City sits a hotel with an edge all of its own. A contemporary edge. Inspired by their location, adjacent to Stormont Castle and Parliament Buildings, the seat of Northern Ireland's government, they are leading the way in their own right: as the hotel of choice for many a politician, news reporter, investor, delegate and dignitary.
With ample complimentary car parking on site, gold star staff and a fresh, friendly atmosphere, Stormont are a hotel that means business, but in the nicest possible way.
But it's not all work - there's plenty of play too, starting with the on-site fitness suite, or perhaps a cocktail in the lounge, or simply relaxing by the fireside and enjoying Stormont Hotel's famous afternoon tea. Over 20 golf courses grace the area, city centre shopping is minutes away with Belfast's theatres, museums and restaurants in abundance. It's an excellent base to tour both Belfast and the scenic beauty of County Down.
The hotel has risen like a phoenix from the fire. Purchased in 1966 by Sir William Hastings, it was originally a large period house and home to the McMaster family. The 10 bedroom home was quickly converted into a hotel in order to secure a liquor license; hugely important, as it was the only place to get a drink in the area for several miles.
Somewhat typically, this move proved hugely successful. After several major renovations and extensions, the hotel now boasts 110 luxurious bedrooms, 15 private conference and banqueting suites, a fitness room and choice of two restaurants.
The spacious grounds and ample car parking also make it one of Northern Ireland's first choices for conference and exhibition business.