Bullitt: Belfast hotel announces reopening date after fire destroyed rooms at Babel rooftop bar three months ago OCN News

The Bullitt Hotel in Belfast is set to reopen this summer, after an ‘accidental fire’ forced the business to temporarily close earlier this year.

he popular hangout paralyzed the city center on March 29 when a fire broke out at its rooftop bar Babel.

Sixty firefighters participated in the operation to extinguish the flames, with eight fire engines present.

After the roof damage was redeveloped, the team behind the Ann Street Hotel shared on social media on Thursday evening that Bullitt – and Babel – will be open to the public again in August.

“Great news! Bullitt will be back on Thursday August 4th for city breaks, amazing food and delicious drinks,” the post read.

“So head over to bullitthotel.com now to book your room before they’re all taken! More exciting reopening details coming soon – watch this space!”

At the time of the fire, owner Conall Wolsey said the main damage to the property was in Babel’s rooftop bar, with the kitchen and utility rooms “completely destroyed”.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) confirmed the flames were confined to back rooms and no one was injured in the incident, with all guests and staff evacuated with hit.