The hotel is a harmonious blend of Victorian grandeur and Art Deco inspired sleek modernity. Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre's historic Cathedral Quarter, the grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. These include a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar.
The Merchant boasts one of Belfast leading restaurants set in a spectacular atrium with historic plaster work creating a unique atmosphere. The main restaurant adjoins one of the Belfast's most exclusive bars popular with city's elite and trendy crowd. The second more informal restaurant is ideal for those looking for a more stylish traditional bar serving food and beverages.
The building was formerly the head quarters of the Ulster Bank and is a low rise semi classical grey building that was built when Belfast was one of the most prosperous cities in Europe.
Each of the 26 bedrooms are elegantly and opulently decorated comparable to some of the world's finest city centre luxury hotels. Each one of the rooms are medium to large in size and have black out curtains, flat screen TV's and the latest technology, the hotel will even tailor make your rooms to your specific requirements including flowers, pillows, and sound tracks for you to enjoy.