NEW OWNERS - RE-ASSESSMENT PENDING
Centrally located on the north quays, close to the Millennium Bridge over the River Liffey, this contemporary hotel is within walking distance of theatres, the main shopping areas and the financial district.
When it opened in 1998 it was a first for Dublin hotels, with striking 'east meets west' interiors created by the internationally renowned designer, John Rocha, and the same team oversaw a recent development programme including extensive conference and meeting facilities - designed around a calm Courtyard Garden, which makes an attractive venue for receptions, or pre-dinner drinks.
Stylish public areas include the Café Bar - just the place for a cappuccino or cocktails - and there's a spa, offering holistic and relaxation treatments.
Simple, cool bedroom design - the essence of orderly thinking - contrasts pleasingly with the more flamboyant style of public areas, and there is a welcome emphasis on comfort (Frette linen, Aveda toiletries, air conditioning); all rooms have complimentary broadband, Mac plasma screen with keyboard, wireless mouse and surround sound, iPod docking stations and CD players, safe and mini-bar.
Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff make every effort to provide the best possible service for guests, and complimentary room upgrades to studios and suites are given when available.