A serviced apartments company is launching a £1.7m project bringing 19 accommodation ‘pods’ to Belfast city centre. Dream Apartments is putting the finishing touches to its Dream Pods at 38-42 Bank Square, close to Kelly’s Cellars pub and the Mourne Seafood Bar. A one-night stay in a pod, which Dream Apartments managing director Tom Smyth said could sleep two or more, will cost just £40 when it opens on July 1. They are like scaled-down bedrooms with what the company called “quirky design features” such as bunk beds and clever storage. Instead of a hotel dining room, guests can make their own basic brekkie in a communal kitchen. However, they will get the perks of serviced apartments including a concierge and housekeeping. Dream Apartments said that it will be targeting the corporate, tourism and leisure markets for short and long-term stays. A boutique hotel with 17 rooms was originally planned for the site. Mr Smyth said: “In recent years there has been a significant increase in the demand for high-quality, affordable accommodation in Belfast and we are responding to that need in a unique way. “Belfast has always been a global city, and as such it attracts many business and… Read full this story
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