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O’Reilly Stewart advises on purchase of Tipsy Bird in Belfast

21 February 2019

O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors has advised Glendola Leisure and Carlton Hotel Collection’s acquisition of the Tipsy Bird, on Ann Street in Belfast along with its purchase of the adjoining development site with a view to building a 4-star modern design hotel and multiple retail concepts.

Alex Salussolia, Managing Director at Glendola Leisure said; “We have been looking at Belfast for some time and see it as a City with a bright future for hotels and food & beverage outlets.

“We currently operate 21 bars and restaurants throughout the UK so the Tipsy Bird and adjoining site is the perfect fit for our long-term development plans and we are really looking forward to our expansion into Belfast.”

Managing Director of Carlton Hotel Collection, Alfred Bree added; “This is a really exciting opportunity for Carlton. We are building a new design hotel in The Old Town of Edinburgh which will be opening in May 2019. The Belfast development will be our next focus and we’re confident we will build a hotel of which the city can be proud.”

Linus Murray, director at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, who advised Glendola on the purchase, said; “We were delighted as one of the leading legal advisers to the hospitality trade to have assisted Glendola Leisure and The Carlton Hotel Collection on what is their first entry into the Northern Irish hospitality market.

“We wish them every success with this development and have no doubt that their exciting plans will only add further to Belfast’s growing hotel and leisure offering.”

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