An impression of the Hillsborough Road hotel
and spa plan which could open with 12 months.
LISBURN'S long awaited new hotel is set to
open with a year after the City Council gave the final go ahead
at its planning meeting last week.
The 60 bedroom Premier Inn hotel, which is
part of the UK's largest hotel group Whitbread Plc, will be
built at a parkland site off the Hillsborough Road and will be
developed by the Conway Group
Speaking on behalf of owner and developer the
Conway Group, Des Taggart said: "We're delighted to have
achieved the final stage of planning and we can now move on site
to start work on this much needed hotel for Lisburn. The hotel
should be complete within 12 months and ready to open to the
public in Spring 2009.
The development will create an excellent new
tourism amenity with a Premier Inn hotel and Table Table
restaurant in a
beautiful setting beside the River Lagan that
will be great for tourists and the local population in Lisburn."
Northern Ireland Acquisitions Manager for
Whitbread plc, Mark Adams, said: "Lisburn is a city on the up
and this site offers an excellent location so we're very excited
to be bringing this new hotel to the area and are really looking
forward to seeing the site develop and welcoming our first
guests in Spring 2009.
"This £10m investment will create up to 60
new full and part-time jobs and we're confident the hotel will
be a great success. As the UK's largest hotel group, with 500
hotels, we welcome over 10 million customers every year.
"We actively market our hotels and boast a strong customer
base and would therefore expect this new hotel to attract
thousands of new visitors to Lisburn."