DUBLIN, Ireland – Conrad Dublin, the capital of Ireland’s leading five-star hotel, has begun a major renovation that will cost €8 million pounds or over $11 million dollars U.S. Multiple local influences, including The Iveagh Gardens and Dublin’s rich literary culture, have inspired Conrad Dublin’s renovations, which will be completed in spring of 2016.
The renovation project includes a stylish new design for all guest rooms and suites, including a full makeover of the Presidential Suite, lobby area, and exterior façade, in addition to new dining concepts for the restaurant, ground floor lounge, and bar.
Details of Conrad Dublin’s new dining concepts will be released over the coming weeks as executive chef Dmitry Stroykov finalises menus, which will see the introduction of a brasserie-style offering at Conrad Dublin from early February. The new lounge and bar will open in March, alongside the unveiling of the lobby and refurbished guest rooms and suites.
“After working extensively with top-tier designers, we created two prototype guest rooms adorned with beautiful fabrics, a subtle colour palette, natural oak flooring, and finishes such as Herringbone wool carpets and wood panelling on the walls,” said Martin Mangan, general manager, Conrad Dublin. “The renovations will transform Conrad Dublin into setting a new tone that is contemporary, but also reflects Ireland’s heritage.”
From the moment guests walk through the doors of the redesigned Conrad Dublin on Earlsfort Terrace, they will no doubt notice these new, sophisticated touches and their relationship with Dublin’s finer geographical, historic, and cultural touchpoints.
The lobby redesign has been inspired by the work and vision of Ninian Niven, the architect of Iveagh Gardens. It has been designed to illustrate the beauty of the nearby Garden’s Rosarium and will feature an abundance of flora and natural, indigenous materials, which have been used to marry historical influences with a contemporary finish.
“There is a significant contrast between the old and the new here. Every guest room and suite will have its own story to tell at Conrad Dublin,” said Mangan. “Inspiration comes from all quarters – sights and sounds, people and places – so our vision is to create a storyboard that celebrates Dublin and we hope it will serve to inspire.”
Other sources of inspiration for the luxury property include Jonathan Swift, and the magic of Gulliver’s Travels, which have been woven into every corner and will be brought to life in the ground floor lounge and bar.