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Find out the latest news and events from The Merchant Hotel. As and when events are launched, details are confirmed or places are running out, we will update you via the page below.

The Dom Perignon Dinner

An unparalleled fine dining experience is coming to The Merchant Hotel.

On Thursday 2nd March 2017 guests are invited to gather and enjoy a mouth-watering 6 course menu, paired with specially selected Dom Pérignon vintages in the luxurious surroundings of The Merchant Hotel's Champagne Lounge. To enjoy this exclusive opportunity please call The Great Room on 02890 234 888 to book your place. Tickets are priced at £149 per person. Diners will also have the chanceto avail of an exclusive accommodation rate of £160.

Fabulous Fashion Teas - 18th and 19th March 2017

Calling all fashionistas - our Fabulous Fashion Teas will return for S/S 17 featuring a host of local boutiques and designers. Enjoy our famous Afternoon Tea whilst you watch the fabulous fashion show and visit our pop-up boutiques, which are open throughout the weekend of the teas and include all featured retailers and designers. launches in collaboration with The Merchant Hotel

Brand new Irish proposal planning website, launched today at Belfast’s Merchant Hotel, aiming to take the stress out of proposals. Ideally timed to coincide with one of the busiest seasons for proposals between Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and a 2016 Leap Year, the launch of is sure to excite people that are planning to pop the question but aren’t sure how to go about it.

In Northern Ireland Propose 2 Me’s has partnered with Belfast’s 5-star Merchant Hotel and leading jewellers, Lunn’s. Proposal Curator, Arlene Malone is busy working with The Merchant to plot a suite of perfect proposals – from a private dinner in the hotel’s rooftop garden to a private candlelit room setting or champagne overlooking the city skyline, the options are endless. For further information, visit

The Merchant Celebrates 5 Red Stars

The Merchant Hotel is celebrating following the upgrade of its AArating from five black stars to a coveted five red stars at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards, making it the first and only hotel in Northern Ireland to receive the esteemed accolade.  

Held at Grosvenor House in London on Monday 5th October, the AA Awards recognise outstanding excellence in hospitality and the red star is its most supreme accolade for hotels. 

Awarded through inspectors’ choice, it is only bestowed to the best hotels in the British Isles that excel in all areas and offer outstanding levels of quality, service and hospitality.  The Merchant Hotel now joins an elite group of only 50 hotels in the whole of the UK that have achieved the exclusive AA Five Red Star status. 

Great Room Restaurant Review - Charles Campion

We love to hear from our customers and to receive great feedback, but it is especially pleasing when it is one of the UK's leading restaurant critics.  Charles Campion has written for many of the UK's leading broadsheets and food magazines and is a tough person to please.  Read his recent review for Hotel F&B magazine here.  After which we are sure you will want to have a look through the website pages for The Great Room Restaurant.