A new hotel at the City Quays development will include 190 bedrooms across a nine-storey building.
Belfast Harbour has now submitted plans for the ambitious development.
Earlier this year Park Hood, based in east Belfast, won the tender to design the area around the proposed City Quays hotel and second office complex in the Belfast Harbour development.
It's understood the landscape architects were brought on board in September, and are being briefed on what the development could look like under Belfast Harbour's 'City Quays Masterplan'.
It would be the latest major city centre hotel to get under way, with around 20 at various stages of planning.
It's understood Belfast Harbour plans to develop the hotel by 2017. That's subject to finding a company to operate it and securing the required planning permission. It confirmed in October 2014 that the "calibre and number of responses received from operators has exceeded expectations and that the hotel, with a supporting multi-storey car park, could be open by 2017".
The City Quays development will include two large office buildings, along with plans for the City Quays hotel, once completed.
City Quays 1 was completed earlier this year, and is now home to the world's largest law firm, Baker & McKenzie.
The City Quays project is the largest commercial venture by Belfast Harbour, which is developing the lands beside the River Lagan and M3 motorway.
To view a video of the City Quays development plan visit www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business
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