Andras Hotels was founded in Belfast, where it has a 30-year history. It currently operates five internationally-branded hotels with 700 beds in the city; Holiday Inn® Express, Holiday Inn®, Belfast City Centre, 2 Ibis Hotels and Ramada Plaza Shaw’s Bridge.
Andras Hotels’ latest win was announced at the 2016 Belfast Business Awards, when its flagship Ramada Plaza Hotel at Shaws Bridge was named the best hotel in the city. The four-star property had recently received a £500k upgrade to its conferencing and banqueting suites in the latest stage of an ongoing major refurbishment. The property was also a finalist in the same category in the Licensed and Catering News awards.
Accor Hotels awarded Ibis Belfast City Centre two accolades; for having the best guest satisfaction scores and achieving the highest brand audit scores within the IBIS Hotels group in the UK & Ireland.
In April, Andras Hotels received notification that the Holiday Inn®, Belfast City Centre, had been awarded a prestigious four-star grading from Tourism Northern Ireland. The property had re-opened just a few months before the announcement, following a £2.5m investment program in the course of which all 250 of its rooms and public areas were refitted and furnished.
Individual members of the company were also singled out for recognition. Lord Diljit Rana, founder of Andras Hotels, received lifetime achievement awards both from Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce and from Licensed and Catering News. Ramada Plaza executive head chef Graham Burns was highly commended in the Institute of Hospitality’s 2016 Janus Awards in the Best Chef (Large Scale) category.
Rajesh Rana, Director of Andras Hotels, commented; “Everyone in Andras is thrilled to have these recognitions of the professionalism and skill of our teams and our deep and longstanding connection with the local hospitality industry
“I would like to congratulate each and every member of staff whose hard work and loyalty has enabled us to stand out amongst our competitors and secure these highly coveted awards.
“We are looking forward to the second half of 2016 where we will commence work on our next project, Hampton by Hilton, which will begin building work in the coming weeks.
Rajesh concluded: “We will once again strive to bring our award-winning excellence and expertise to this global brand to serve Belfast’s burgeoning business, leisure and conferencing markets.”
Andras Hotels announced in January that it is beginning work on a sixth hotel at a site on Hope Street in Belfast. The £12m development, which will operate under the Hampton by Hilton brand, will open its doors in 2017.
Visit www.andrashotels.com for a full list of Andras Hotel’s properties and rates.
Main Pic: L-R Brian Thornton, General Manager Ramada Plaza, Graham Burns, Executive Head Chef, Ramada Plaza, Syed Ejaz, General Manager, Ibis Belfast City Centre + Vikrant Tyagi, General Manager, Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre and Lord Rana (front).
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