Hast­ings Ho­tels Group

Man­ag­ing direc­tor: Howard Hast­ings

Belfast Telegraph - Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies - - ENTRIES 21-100 PROFILED -

Pre-tax profit: £5.2m Em­ploy­ment: 1,106 Pay bill: £13.3m

Stor­mont Ho­tel Belfast BT4 3LP Tel: 028 90 458444 www.hast­ing­sho­tels.com

Hast­ings Ho­tels Group is one of North­ern Ire­land’s most fa­mous­com­pa­nies and owns and op­er­ates eight key ho­tels around the prov­ince.

The busi­ness, which was founded by the late Sir Billy Hast­ings, owns New­cas­tle’s Slieve Donard Ho­tel, The Stor­mont, Cul­lo­den , Grand Cen­tral and Europa ho­tels in Belfast, Co Antrim’s Bal­ly­gally Ho­tel and the Ever­glades in Lon­don­derry. The £53m Grand Cen­tral opened on Bed­ford Street last year . The Grand Cen­tral is in­spired by the orig­i­nal Grand Cen­tral Ho­tel on the city’s Royal Avenue. A res­tau­rant and bar on the first floor nods to Belfast’s mar­itime his­tory and is named the Sea­horse Bar & Bistro. The com­pany’s fi­nance direc­tor of nearly 50 years, Ed­ward Car­son, has now been an­nounced as its new chair­man, suc­ceed­ing Sir Billy.

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