Venue, Travel & Accommodation for BSGE ASM24
The capital city, Belfast is the gateway to Northern Ireland. Come and be welcomed to a beautiful, modern and resurgent harbour city. You will have access to a rich cultural heritage with lots to see and do around the city.
In years past Belfast thrived as an industrial city, known for shipbuilding and being the birth place of the Titanic. It is also known for the production of linen, paving the way for the world’s linen industry and was nicknamed Linenopolis. Pointing to our Maritime roots the city’s symbol is the seahorse and this remains on the city coat of arms.
Currently, Belfast remains a city on the rise, a place that looks after event organisers and delegates like family. The awards have been coming thick and fast over the last few years for Belfast, cementing the city’s position as a global events destination. One billion pounds of investment in venues, experiences and accommodation has ensured Belfast as a city truly on the rise.
Conference Venue - ICC, Belfast
ICC Belfast is a purpose-built international convention centre with over 20 years’ experience in delivering premier events for local, national and international clients. The venue boasts exclusive infrastructure, state of the art technology and an experienced and ambitious multi-disciplinary team who will work to deliver an event that is guaranteed to exceed expectations.
Accommodation in Belfast
Belfast is a safe and walkable city with all major city centre hotels within 5-10 minutes walking distance from the city centre, ICC Belfast, venues and attractions. From international brands to famous locally owned hotels, the range of hotels offer spacious bedrooms and the famous Belfast welcome to delegates.
The local committee have secured discounted rates at some hotels including:
Grand Central Hotel (5*)
Just as Belfast is at the heart of the Grand Central, the Grand Central is at the heart of Belfast. Set in the up and coming Linen Quarter, the hotel is a spectacular hub for exploring Titanic Quarter’s history or Cathedral Quarter’s charming cobbled streets, pubs and eateries. Their 300 luxurious bedrooms and suites are designed for absolute comfort and relaxation. Room to breathe and spectacular views over the glittering city beneath make for mesmerising stayovers. Each room has been lovingly created as an oasis of calm – a thoughtfully crafted cityscape sanctuary teeming with touchable, tactile fabrics and state of-the-art finishes.
AC Hotel Belfast (4*)
The AC Hotel Belfast, located on the waterfront, is the first Marriott hotel in Northern Ireland. The exceptional riverside location and proximity to the city’s Cathedral Quarter places guests within walking distance from the main visitor attractions and the cities social and cultural hub. Built from the ground up with a designers’ eye, the contemporary bedrooms have thoughtful touches of luxury including floor to ceiling windows with panoramic river or city views.
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre (4*)
Centrally located, adjacent to major transport links, with secure, discounted parking nearby. The 4* hotel combines stylish, modern décor with great service, a friendly welcome and free fast Wi-Fi, making it the ideal choice for a stay in Belfast.
Ibis Belfast City Centre (3*)
The Ibis Belfast City Centre provides quality three-star accommodation in Central Belfast, with the city’s shops, restaurants and nightlife right on your door. Major attractions including Belfast City Hall, Grand Opera House, Belfast Waterfront and SSE Arena are easily accessible, making the hotel your perfect base. The hotel is also ideally located for all transport links as it is in close proximity to Europa Bus Centre and Great Victoria Street Train Station, Central Station and Translink Metro routes. With free Wi-Fi and discounted secure parking throughout the week.
Titanic Hotel Belfast (4*)
Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, Titanic Hotel Belfast is the world’s most authentic Titanic Hotel. This unique luxurious 119 bedroom hotel has been created in the former headquarters of Harland and Wolff, builders of the RMS Titanic.
Bullitt Hotel (4*)
Bullitt Hotel is a stylish and cleverly designed hotel with an urban atmosphere, offering top-quality accommodation in Belfast city centre. Bullitt’s stylish rooms are cleverly designed to maximise space, ranging in size from Dinky to Comfy and Roomy. All rooms, no matter which size you go for, offer the same fabulous features, including comfy king-size beds, refreshing rain showers, super-fast Wi-Fi and smart TVs.
Clayton Hotel Belfast (4*)
A four-star contemporary hotel in the heart of the city, just a few minute’s walk to pretty much anywhere in the city centre. This hotel combines an excellent range of facilities for business and leisure travellers. The hotel comprises 170 fully air-conditioned rooms.
Maldron City Belfast (4*)
With Maldron hotels renowned for high standards and excellent customer service, Maldron Hotel Belfast City offers everything you need for an overnight city break or a starting point for visiting the sights of beautiful Northern Ireland. Located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, this budget-friendly accommodation is ideally situated minutes from popular tourist attractions, the Titanic Exhibition , the Grand Opera House and Victoria Square. Great shopping, restaurants, historic landmarks and public transport options are right on the doorstep, making this Belfast City Centre location the ideal base for any family or business trip.
Directions & Travel Information
ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Pl, Belfast BT1 3WH.
Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin. Coming from further afield? No problem. You can fly direct to Belfast from over 20 European cities and a number of North American locations. And once you arrive, you’ll find it’s just as easy to get around as it was to get here.
George Best Belfast City Airport
Belfast City Airport is just three miles from Belfast City Centre. Aer Lingus Regional, British Airways, EasyJet and Eastern Airways all fly to and from Belfast City Airport. The Translink Airport Express 600 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre.
Please visit www.caa.co.uk for further information and travel advice.
Belfast International Airport
Belfast International Airport is a 30 minute drive from Belfast City Centre. EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, Virgin Atlantic, TUI and Wizz all fly to and from Belfast International Airport. The Translink Airport Express 300 bus service runs between the airport and Belfast City Centre.
From Scotland, England and Isle of Man
Belfast is easily accessed by sea, with crossings from both Scotland and England. Travel by superfast ferries with journey times from just 1 hour.
Getting to Belfast from Dublin and Republic of Ireland
Irish Rail operates services from towns and cities across the Republic of Ireland to Dublin’s Connolly Station, where you can then catch a connecting train to Belfast.
The Enterprise Train service (provided jointly by Translink and Irish Rail), from Dublin’s Connolly Station to Lanyon Station (previously known as Belfast Central Station), runs eight times daily (five times on Sundays) and takes 2 hours 15 minutes. Book in advance at www.irishrail.ie for the best value fares.
From Dublin, the X1 bus service (provided jointly by Translink and Bus Eireann) operates from Dublin Busáras in the city centre and Dublin Airport to Belfast, with 21 departures every day. The journey time from Dublin to Belfast is approximately 2 hours.
For more information on routes and fares, visit www.translink.co.uk. Please note tickets are only available to purchase 3 weeks prior to travel date.
Things to do in Belfast
Visit visitbelfast.com for the latest things going on in Belfast.
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