Cliste Hospitality expands its portfolio into Northern Ireland with its first acquisition in Belfast

Belfast, November 2023

Cliste Hospitality is pleased to announce the acquisition of Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast in partnership with Warren Private.

The hotel will be rebranded temporarily as The Gasworks Hotel and will undergo a £3.5 million refurbishment over the next 9 months. This investment in the hotel will include a complete refurbishment of the hotel reception, bar and restaurant, conference facilities and guest bedrooms. Following this investment, The Gasworks Hotel will partner with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) when the hotel becomes part of its voco brand, further enhancing its appeal to both domestic and international travellers.

Cliste Hospitality is already a leading hotel operator in the Republic of Ireland, with 13 hotels under The iNUA Collection brand. Other hotels in The iNUA Collection owned or managed by Cliste Hospitality include The Dublin One Hotel, the five-star Muckross Park Hotel & Spa in Killarney and Radisson Blu Hotels in Cork, Limerick, Athlone & Sligo. The acquisition of The Gasworks Hotel is Cliste Hospitality’s first hotel investment in Northern Ireland.

Quote from Paul Fitzgerald, CEO, Cliste Hospitality

“Cliste Hospitality is delighted to make our first hotel investment in Northern Ireland with this wonderful property in central Belfast. We are keen to become a significant part of the community in the city. Working closely with the very experienced, long-serving employees at the hotel, the Cliste Hospitality team is looking forward to continuing to deliver exceptional service to both regular and first-time guests. All current employees will be offered the opportunity to continue with the business, and all room reservations and events booked will be fully honoured.”

Quote from David Kelleher, Principal, Warren Private

“Warren Private is delighted to have completed the acquisition of the former Radisson Hotel in Belfast, our second joint venture with Cliste Hospitality. We look forward to the refurbishment and rebranding of the hotel as The Gasworks Hotel, Belfast, and to continuing our support of Cliste Hospitality in its expansion plans.”

About The Gasworks Hotel:

The Gasworks Hotel, formerly Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast, is located in the historic Gasworks district of Belfast, just off the Ormeau Road. With 120 bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and extensive conference facilities, the hotel is within walking distance of Belfast city centre and ideally suited for both business and leisure guests.