Anna Lo MLA said: “This investment will be a major boost for the local economy. We should be doing all that is possible to attract more people to visit Northern Ireland to spend money in local businesses.
“With the global economic outlook still looking bleak, any job creation is especially welcome. The hotel’s expansion will assist the construction sector during this tough economic time.
“There have been several major investments in hotels in Belfast in recent times and this shows how well placed our tourism sector is to reach its potential.”