Dear *|FIRSTNAME|*, Why Belfast? Find out from the General Manager of The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Cian Landers.

We are proud to present this next issue in our series focusing on the people, culture and communities that make up our diverse Waterstone Collection. Throughout the series we will continue to introduce you to people who are passionate ambassadors for their local cultures and communities. In this edition we focus on Cian Landers, the General Manager of The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast. This 5–star hotel, located on prestigious Grand Victoria Street beside the famous Grand Opera House, is ideal for exploring Belfast and the stunning coastline and countryside nearby.

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“I am proud to lead the talented, fully committed and highly passionate team at The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast. As a 5-star luxury hotel in the very center of Belfast, I believe that our team does an excellent job of capturing the energy, the culture and the aspirations of the city and its people. I often cycle to work and by the time I arrive at The Fitzwilliam I am filled with vivid impressions of our lovely and bustling city. Our parks, Victorian buildings, cobblestone streets and vistas of both the sea and the hills are imprinted on my mind as I walk through the elegant doors of our hotel. I carry this early morning energy into operating the hotel each day and I truly feel the privilege of living in Belfast and working along a fantastic group of professionals who share my passions for luxury hospitality and delivering it in an authentic and local manner."

— Cian Landers
General Manager, The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

The vibrant and thriving capital of Belfast is one of the world’s best kept secrets; though after being recently named the ‘Number One Region to Visit in the World’, the ‘Best UK City’ and the ‘Best Food Destination’, it might not be much of a secret anymore. Over the past 15 years, Belfast has consistently grown in stature, services and experiences. Today when you walk about town you feel the pride of the people of Belfast exhibiting their craft, their industry and their rich history. You experience this in newly awarded Michelin starred restaurants, trendy coffee shops, fashion boutiques and the pubs of the town where friends and families meet to socialize.

We’re very proud that The Fitzwilliam Hotel has grown and matured along with the city of Belfast; today the hotel is not only a beacon of refinement and stylish hospitality, but also a reflection of the city’s vibrancy, it’s pulse and above all, its people. Think upscale luxury with local flair, a uniquely relaxed, comfortable character and the most personalized service accompanied by that unmistakable Irish charm.

Building on a variety of impressive accolades, The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast was recently recognized by Britain’s AA Hotel Awards as being ‘Northern Ireland’s Hotel of the Year’. The property’s awards, however, are not what make it stand out. It’s the genuinely warm welcome from the moment you arrive, the impeccable rooms with all the finest amenities and yes, it’s the enticing martini at The Bar, a spot frequented by locals. It’s dining on exquisite, locally line-caught salmon at The Restaurant, one of the very best restaurants on Belfast’s exciting culinary scene. It’s the location, on prestigious Grand Victoria Street, just beside the famous Grand Opera House. It’s the cool vibe of the contemporary design and the clever use of a bright color palette. It’s the way the concierge flawlessly manages all there is to see and do in bustling Belfast and the nearby dramatically beautiful coastline and countryside. It’s the fabulous team that so meticulously look after you. It’s everything at once... The Fitzwilliam Belfast really has it all.

When planning your clients’ trips to Belfast, make sure to give them plenty of time to experience its many attractions. From world renowned golf to ‘Game of Thrones’ tours, The Titanic Museum to Bushmills Distillery, and Giant’s Causeway to local food tastings, there is an incredible variety of things to do in Belfast and its surrounding area. The team at The Fitzwilliam so looks forward to welcoming you and your clients once more; they cannot wait to provide guests with an authentic experience that will explain why they are so proud to live in the city of Belfast.

1. Go on a private Black Taxi Tour around Belfast to immerse yourself in the history of the city

2. Experience The Crown Bar, one of Belfast’s oldest and greatest pubs, located right across the street from the hotel

3. Explore the award-winning St George's Market, one of the best markets in Ireland

4. Join an ‘Away A Wee Walk’ to explore Northern Ireland’s great outdoors (and pack your walking boots!)

5. Visit ‘Titanic Belfast’, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and Northern Ireland

Travel Advisor Contact: Janine Gelston, Director of Sales and Marketing  |  +44 (0) 28 9044 2115

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