This centrally-located 12-storey hotel is a relatively recent red-brick addition to the city skyline. Outside it's imposing but inside the atmosphere is much more refined. Natural light floods through the glass-fronted foyer, and many of the immaculately presented bedrooms offer fabulous views along the River Lagan. The top three floors have executive bedrooms (Molton Brown goodies for the ladies, Irish whiskey for the men) and a classy airport-style business lounge. The Sonoma restaurant serves Irish fusion food and Cables Bar is ideal for a pre-Waterfront tipple or post-shopping espresso.