Belfast’s Bullitt Hotel announces reopening date after fire

A popular city center hotel has revealed its reopening date after an ‘accidental fire’ forced it to close in March. The Bullitt Hotel on Ann Street will reopen to guests on August 4 after a four-month closure.

On March 29, a fire broke out at the hotel’s Babel rooftop bar complex shortly before 5 p.m. Around 60 firefighters brought the blaze under control around 10:15 p.m. that evening.

Taking to social media, the hotel shared the news of the reopening.

Read more: Firefighters have brought the Babel fire under control in Belfast city center

They said: “Great news! Bullitt will be back on Thursday August 4th for city breaks, amazing food and delicious drinks. So head over to bullitthotel.com now to book your room before they’re gone. All taken !

“More exciting reopening details coming soon – watch this space!”

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) confirmed they sent eight devices and an aerial ladder platform to the scene and that no one was injured in the incident, all guests and personnel having been safely evacuated. The fire was confined to the back rooms.

In a statement released after the fire, Team Babel said: “Team Babel would like to thank the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service who have worked tirelessly throughout the aftermath. midday and evening to ensure the fire was under control at the hotel.We would also like to thank our dedicated and hardworking team who assisted in the safe evacuation of all staff and guests and also assisted to relocate those affected.



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The rooftop bar is part of the Bullitt Hotel complex on Ann Street in the city centre.

“We are currently assessing the damage and can confirm that the hotel will be temporarily closed until the end of this week pending further details. Our reservations team are in the process of contacting all of our guests who will be affected by this announcement.

“We can only apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.”

Further updates on social media confirmed that the hotel remains closed but will now reopen in August.

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