room2 hometels signs in Belfast


Oakland Holdings has confirmed room2 hometels, backed by the Lamington Group, have signed an agreement for lease of a new 175-unit aparthotel to be built in Belfast City Centre.

Construction of the 175-unit site was due to commence shortly, with completion anticipated in Q3 2021.

Robert Godwin of the Lamington Group said that “the driving ethos behind the room2 hometel concept is the combination of the very best bits of a hotel (the standards, safety and services) combined with the flexibility and comfort of home. Customers are seeking a unique and authentic living experience that provides greater flexibility over formal hotel environments.”
He added: “We are delighted to be expanding and introducing our concept to the Belfast market which is maturing and changing at a very fast pace. This development ticked all our boxes in terms of its location, its modern and contemporary design and its turnkey specification. It also provides us with an opportunity to work alongside one of the most progressive developers in Belfast”.

John Ryan, director, hotels, CBRE, said: “The location and design detail of the development instantly appealed to a wide variety of hotel and aparthotel operators seeking opportunities within the popular and expanding Belfast tourist market. The aparthotel is approximately 300 metres from Belfast City Hall at Donegall Square and is within the prime retail area of the city close to both Castlecourt Shopping Centre and Victoria Square Shopping Centre. In addition, the Aparthotel is convenient to a host of tourist attractions and to the main entertainment areas of Belfast, including the Cathedral Quarter.”