Northern Ireland

Belfast's Lansdowne Hotel which closed is now up for sale

Gates of Lansdowne Hotel
Image caption A sign on the gates refers customers to a firm of chartered accountants

A Belfast hotel which closed suddenly last month has been put up for sale.

The 25-bedroom Lansdowne Hotel shut with the loss of about 30 jobs.

The hotel is now under the control of insolvency practitioners from the accountancy firm Deloitte. They are asking for sealed bids by 22 June - no guide price has been given.

The Wong family, who owned the hotel, said they will personally refund all customers who paid deposits to book functions.

A significant number of people had booked weddings, engagement parties and first communion celebrations which had to be rescheduled at short notice.

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