LUXURY OF THE HAMPTONS ARRIVES IN BELFAST

Style Academy model Orlagh Magee relaxes state style at The Merchant Hotel’s new Hamptons themed rooftop garden. PIC: KYRA PRINGLE

Style Academy model Orlagh Magee relaxes state style at The Merchant Hotel’s new Hamptons themed rooftop garden. PIC: KYRA PRINGLE

A LITTLE taste of Long Island luxury will be available to Belfast socialites this summer, with the launch of The Merchant Hotel’s new Hamptons themed rooftop garden.

In the States, The Hamptons is the summer playground for the rich and famous; with upwardly mobile New Yorkers and famous faces flocking to its stylish ocean view mansions and country clubs for an annual escape from the rat race.

Now, The Merchant’s exciting new rooftop events space is bringing the glamour of The Hamptons closer to home.

The stunning new space provides the perfect backdrop for social events in the city, where guests can experience the glamour of the popular North American VIP resort in the heart of Belfast.

The new rooftop events venue at the city’s luxury 5 star Merchant Hotel features a purpose built beach hut bar and a chic nautical décor, creating the illusion of being at a VIP seaside resort in the heart of the city.

The food offering for the venue has been inspired by laid back summer evenings, bringing the aromas and tastes of The Hamptons alive, with native favourites including buttermilk chicken, crispy calamari, shrimp, corn fritters and Padron peppers, as well as a refreshing range of cocktails, which will be served up at private events between now and the end of September.

Located in the hotel’s fourth floor Rooftop Garden, the pop-up Hamptons at The Merchant events space offers stunning panoramic views across the city and features a state-of-the-art retractable roof for protection against the elements, should summer showers try to spoil the party.

Commenting on the launch of the exciting new space, Gavin Carroll, general manager of The Merchant Hotel said:

“The Hamptons is one of the most glamorous summer destinations in the world and we have emulated this in the theming of our luxurious new rooftop events space.

“The Hamptons at The Merchant offers companies and individuals a unique space for their private events this summer, providing a laid back ambience, chic surroundings and great summer themed food and cocktails. Its unrivalled rooftop location also offers stunning panoramic views right across Belfast.”

The Merchant’s versatile rooftop events space first launched in November 2012 and has been reinvented over the past 18 months, with several seasonal theming changes, including a Tiki Bar theme in summer 2013 and an Alpine Ski Lodge theme in Winter 2012 and 2013. The space is also proving popular as a space for quirky, intimate weddings.

The pop-up Hamptons at The Merchant Rooftop events space is available now for private hire. Packages for private events are available from £30 per person (minimum 40 guests/maximum 60), including room hire, a cocktail drinks reception and food. For further information, contact The Merchant Hotel’s events team on 028 9026 2717 or visit themerchanthotel.com

 

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Hamptons at The Merchant launch 1-3: Style Academy model Orlagh Magee relaxes state style at The Merchant Hotel’s new Hamptons themed rooftop garden. The new events venue at the city’s luxury 5 star Merchant Hotel features a purpose built beach hut bar and a chic nautical décor, creating the illusion of being at a VIP seaside resort in the heart of the city. The food offering is inspired by laid back summer evenings, with Hamptons’ native favourites including buttermilk chicken, crispy calamari and corn fritters as well as a refreshing range of cocktails, which will be served up at private events between now and the end of September. Available now for private hire. For further information, contact The Merchant Hotel’s events team on 028 9026 2717 or visit themerchanthotel.com. Picture by Khara Pringle.

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