Plans to expand City Hotel accommodation

Plans have been lodged for an extension to Derry’s City Hotel.

The proposal has been submitted to the Northern Ireland Planning Service to build a further 12 rooms on the top floor of the building.

The seventh floor (top) of the popular city centre hotel is currently used for the storage of plant and other materials.

The change of use plans allow for the construction of the extra accommodation without any changes to the outside of the building at Queens Quay.

The application was received by the Planning Service on October 6 and details are published in today’s public notices section of the ‘Journal’.

The proposal is only the latest to boost Derry’s hotel accommodation provision ahead of the UK City of Culture 2013.

There are currently around 500 hotel beds in the city, with plans to build six more hotels. A number of high profile events have been planned for 2013.