[S]tylish Carlisle aparthotel, bar and restaurant The Halston celebrates turning four this July. The award-winning business has helped to transform and regenerate the city centre with its offer of contemporary luxe accommodation, restaurant and bars.
The fourth birthday is a celebration of the outstanding contribution The Halston has made to the economy of the city with £7 million being invested in the business since 2014. Last year’s development of six serviced townhouses and the opening of Penny Blue bar & restaurant have created an additional 31 jobs, bringing the total number of employees to 81. Carlisle as a whole has seen the biggest boost in tourism revenue in the whole county compared to the previous year with an increase of 13.8% which is testament to the efforts of businesses working to provide a truly world class offer of bars and restaurants, museums, performance venues and accommodation that both visitors and locals can enjoy.
It’s an exciting time for the region with further potential economic growth bring driven by the up-coming opening of Carlisle airport and The Borderlands Partnership initiative, which sees Carlisle placed as the central hub and gateway to the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Northumberland and Cumbria’s two World Heritage Sites, Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District.
Co-owner Dominque Harrison says, ‘I’m immensely proud to be celebrating The Halston’s fourth birthday. We are committed to investing in the people who work with us and in the constant development of the business to maintain the boutique luxury feel, high quality service and welcoming atmosphere. The team who work here are fantastic and I’m looking forward to celebrating this achievement with them.’