As the countdown to the most magical time of year gets under way, Belfast’s finest 5-star hotel invites you to celebrate the merriment of the season in style. From festive afternoon tea, indulgent food and drink and one of Belfast’s most spectacular trees, The Merchant is a truly quintessential Christmas experience.
After months of preparation, the hotel’s celebrations will officially begin on November 29 with the arrival of its iconic 25ft Christmas tree. Standing tall in all its festive finery amidst the splendour of The Great Room Restaurant, the impressive tree will be transformed overnight by a team of Merchant elves. This year’s theme is under wraps for now, but it’s sure to dazzle and delight.
From December 1, guests can enjoy an elegant afternoon tea with a festive twist, with live music daily from 12.30pm until 4.30pm. The decadent tea includes turkey, chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce finger sandwiches, traditional Christmas cake and seasonal macarons, alongside cinnamon scones with clotted cream, delicious patisseries from £31 per person.
With a roaring fire and award-winning drinks, The Cocktail Bar is a perfect place to relax this Christmas. Enjoy winter warmers such as the Hot Buttered Rum cocktail, a delectable and smooth winter drink, or a delicious Baltimore Eggnog, which offers a twist on the traditional Christmas beverage.
Enjoy a little time away from the hustle and bustle and prep for party season in the tranquillity of The Spa at The Merchant, with relaxing treatments using products from our luxurious suppliers Elemis and VOYA. Indulge in facials, mud wraps and stress relief massages, not forgetting party-ready waxing, lash and brow tinting, tanning and nail treatments.
Trust the Merchant Hotel to make New Year’s Eve a night to remember. Dine in style in The Great Room Restaurant or join Berts Jazz Bar for a decadent start to the New Year with live jazz, bubbly and a four-course supper.
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? A Merchant gift card will guarantee a smile from your loved ones this year, offering countless possibilities, from luxurious overnight stays, spa treatments, cocktails and fine dining experiences. E-vouchers are also available online, as a quick and easy alternative to the hassle of Christmas shopping.
In the spirit of Christmas giving, The Merchant is calling on people to share their #MerchantMemories on Instagram for the chance to win a special prize.
Gavin Carroll, general manager, The Merchant Hotel explains: “We’re proud and honoured to have shared Christmas with our guests for over a decade. We want to celebrate and reminisce on those special experiences with all friends of The Merchant.
“With this in mind, we’re delighted to unveil our #MerchantMemories Instagram campaign, which will run throughout November and December, allowing guests to share their #MerchantMemories for the chance to win a special prize – visit our Instagram page for more details.”
To find out more or to book your Christmas experience, visit www.themerchanthotel.com or call 028 9023 4888.
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