THE wait is almost over as Belfast’s coolest new hotel gets ready to open its doors this weekend.
As a series of first-look photographs show, Bullitt Belfast is a vibrant new concept that will provide a cool new space for people to work, play and stay in the heart of the city.
Featuring 43 stylish bedrooms, three bars (including Baltic, NI’s first ski-themed bar), a courtyard garden, 58-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an Espresso bar and a versatile private events space, Bullitt is set to make its mark on Belfast’s social scene when it opens on Saturday 15th October.
The latest venture from the Beannchor Group – the people behind the award-winning Merchant Hotel, Little Wing Pizzeria, National Grand Café and The Dirty Onion – this contemporary new £7million development is an exciting new social hub, located on doorstep of Belfast’s social and shopping districts.
Blurring the lines between work and play, this urban playground will be the perfect hangout spot, with a relaxed atmosphere and laid back sophisticated vibe.
Bullitt’s no-nonsense philosophy means they’ve ditched the over-the-top extras so that they can deliver a quality service with no hidden costs.
Here’s what you need to know:
TAYLOR & CLAY
Get fresh at Taylor & Clay – fresh and locally-sourced that is. Each item on the menu is carefully chosen and hand-picked from local farms and suppliers. At the heart of Taylor & Clay’s kitchen lies its bespoke Asador Grill. Prime cuts of meat and seafood are charred and smoked, creating a unique flavour that will get your taste buds all fired up.
For those looking for something a little greener, try Taylor & Clay’s garden club specials – hand-grown and harvested by Bullitt’s chefs in partnership with David Love Cameron’s organic heritage garden at Helen’s Bay. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Taylor & Clay will hit the spot whether you’re after a sneaky snack or a full-on feast.
The striking open kitchen creates a lively atmosphere, which spills out into the open plan space, with bar seating, which is ideal for lone or business travellers.
BULLITT BAR AND COURTYARD BAR:
Entrance to Bullitt Belfast is via Church Lane, through the Courtyard and into the Bullitt Bar. With mouth-watering cocktails, craft beers and Bullitt’s very own brew, the super-sleek Bullitt Bar is where it’s all happening. Grab a drink and relax in Bullitt’s cosy courtyard right in the heart of Belfast city centre. Find the entrance on Church Lane – look out for the impressive cascading Jameson Black Barrel statue and you’ll know you’re in the right place.
BALTIC – NI’s First Ski-Themed Bar
It might be Baltic outside but it’s always toasty in here. Warm up with a coffee, chill out with a beer, nibble on some tasty bar snacks and flatbreads and enjoy the eclectic soundtrack of Belfast’s first ski-themed bar.
With the first and only Kees van der Westen coffee machine in Ireland, Bullitt’s Espresso Bar promises to satisfy all of your caffeine needs. And whether you fancy a fresh juice or a pastry, Bullitt has you covered.
And if you need to get down to business, Bullitt has everything you need to get the job done in style, including super-fast Wi-Fi and plenty of USB ports.
Accommodation comes in three options with double rooms ranging from compact to spacious. Bullitt’s stylish rooms are cleverly designed to maximise space. All rooms, no matter which size, offer the same great features, including comfy king-size beds, refreshing rain showers, super-fast Wi-Fi, smart TVs and a daily breakfast bag filled with OJ, a granola pot and a piece of fruit to kick-start your day.
THE GOOD ROOM
Make yourself at home in Bullitt’s versatile private events space. The Good Room can hold up to 35 people theatre style and is the perfect place for work or play. With nothing else like this on offer in Belfast, guests can hire the space for any type of event from private dinners and drinks receptions to launch parties, screenings, team meetings and even intimate weddings. This flexible, bright and innovative space features boardroom seating for up to 12 people and a range of break-out seating, as well as a fully stocked kitchen.
“Bullitt will offer so much more than just a bed for the night, it will also be a place where people can work, relax and socialise,” says Beannchor MD, Conall Wolsey.
“It will be a space for meetings, coffee and lunch during the day and a place to meet and mingle over cocktails and food at night, with an eclectic calendar of events for both locals and visitors to enjoy.”
Bullitt will kick off its eclectic events calendar on its opening night (Saturday 15th October) with a special ‘Bullitt Presents Ryan Vail Live’ event.
The free live show, will showcase the local talents of Derry born electronic music composer Ryan Vail and guests in the Bullitt Bar from 8pm. Having supported the like of Jamie XX, Nils Frahm and Todd Terje to name a few, Ryan will be joined by some Bullitt’s favourite DJs: Cathal Cully (Girls Names), Mark Reid (Touch Sensitive Records) and Bullitt resident Jonny Carberry, spinning a worldwide mix of ambient, soul, electronic and disco.
Rooms are available to book now at www.bullitthotel.com, starting from £120.