After a year and a half of closures, the family-run Hastings Hotels, one of Northern Ireland’s most luxurious hotel chains, have reopened their doors.
Staff prepare to welcome back guests, but the group lost over £16 million in 2021 and, in this new world of hospitality, the challenges they face are massive.
Meanwhile, in Belfast, the iconic Europa Hotel is gearing up for a series of sold-out exclusive gigs by singer-songwriter Van Morrison. However, the event go ahead relies on Covid restrictions lifting in time.
Across town, the new Grand Central Hotel desperately needs to start generating income to help recoup its £50 million+ building costs.
Pastry chef Caitlin has her work cut out as they have a full house of afternoon teas, while bar manager Caelan helps promote a new tour for fans of the series Line of Duty, which was shot in Belfast.
The 5-star Culloden Hotel & Spa in County Down is also trying out a new money-spinner, with a double-decker champagne bus.
The Hotel People (8x60') begins Tuesday 22nd August at 8pm on BBC Two.