Description

The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is 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. 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
Location Distance from Merchant Hotel
Belfast International Airport 0
George Best Belfast City Airport 0
City Centre (Belfast City Hall) 0

Key Facts


  • Delegate Capacity: 200
  • Max. Exhibition Area (m2): 246
  • Syndicate Rooms: 6
  • Bedrooms: 62
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  • 16 Skipper Street
  • Belfast
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 2DZ

Jonathan Aiken Room

Layout Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 24
Classroom 18
Exhibition x sq m 41
Exhibition x stands 8
Reception 25
Theatre style 30

Brian Ballard Room

Layout Capacity
Banquet 3030
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 24
Classroom 18
Exhibition x sq m 41
Exhibition x stands 8
Reception 25
Theatre style 30

The Rita Duffy Suite

Layout Capacity
Banquet 150
Boardroom 80
Cabaret 96
Classroom 90
Exhibition x sq m 246
Exhibition x stands 32
Reception 200
Theatre style 200

The Rita Duffy Suite - Section 1

Layout Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 48
Classroom 30
Exhibition x sq m 102
Exhibition x stands 14
Reception 80
Theatre style 90

The Rita Duffy Suite - Section 2

Layout Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 32
Classroom 20
Exhibition x sq m 58
Exhibition x stands 9
Reception 50
Theatre style 40

The Rita Duffy Suite - Section 3

Layout Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 24
Classroom 26
Exhibition x sq m 56
Exhibition x stands 9
Reception 50
Theatre style 50

Alan Quigley Room

Layout Capacity
Banquet 16
Boardroom 16

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