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Merchant Hotel

The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. The hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite, a fabulous jazz bar – Berts, and cosy pub – The Cloth Ear. Adorned with the finest furniture and impeccable finishes, The Merchant delivers opulence at every turn.

Since opening in the Cathedral Quarter in April 2006, The Merchant Hotel has breathed new life into Belfast city centre, delighting guests with first class service, unrivalled luxury accommodation and an unparalleled food and drink offering. The Merchant Hotel has accumulated over 100 prestigious accolades, including the AA 5 Red Star Rating, the UK Hotel Awards Best UK Hotel and World’s Best Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards.

Due to its prime location, The Merchant Hotel is a short distance from a host of visitor attractions including Victoria Square Shopping Centre, the Ulster Museum, City Hall, the Titanic Quarter, Belfast Waterfront and the Odyssey Arena.

Our dedicated Meetings and Events floor boasts a broad range of features and facilities to provide the optimum working environment for delegates. From large-scale conferences to discreet business meetings, we have a wealth of meeting and private rooms designed to cater for all your business needs.

Meeting Room Facilities:

  • Natural daylight
  • Built-in audio visual equipment
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Personal pager system for the event organiser
  • Advanced colour psychology lighting system
  • Fully adjustable air conditioning and heating with purification system

View AccessAble’s Detailed Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Key Facts

Max. Capacity


Max. Exhibition

246 m2




5 star

Sustainability Certified

WIFI Included


Fitness Centre

Spa & Wellness

Wheelchair accessible

Vision accessibility

Accessible bedrooms

Natural Daylight

Onsite restaurant

Onsite bar

Swimming Pool

Executive rooms

Concierge service

Bedrooms onsite

Private Dining

Outdoor space

Room service

Contact Details

Events Team

16 Skipper Street, Belfast, BT1 2DZ

+44 28 9026 2717


Merchant Hotel

RoomTheatre StyleBanquet StyleReceptionCabaretClassroomBoardroomExhibition (sq. metres)Exhibition Stands
Jonathan Aiken Room30302524182041m28
Brian Ballard Room30302524182041m28
The Rita Duffy Suite200150200969080246m232
The Rita Duffy Suite – Section 1906080483030102m214
The Rita Duffy Suite – Section 240405032202058m29
The Rita Duffy Suite – Section 350405024262056m29
Alan Quigley Room1616