DoubleTree by Hilton Set to Launch in Ireland

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    Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Martinez Hotels & Resorts to bring its upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Ireland. Since opening its first European hotel in 2008, DoubleTree by Hilton now has almost 60 properties trading or under development across the region.The deal will see Dublin’s renowned Morrison Hotel reopen as The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in early February, following an extensive €7m refurbishment featuring a new interior design from Dublin based Nikki O’Donnell Architects (NODA). Centrally located on the banks of the River Liffey, the 138 room hotel is surrounded by the shops, bars and restaurants which have seen Dublin establish itself as one of the most effervescent tourist destinations in Europe.

    The hotel is ideally located for guests seeking to access Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, top tourist attractions plus iconic sporting and concert venues such as the Aviva Stadium and O2 Arena, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and enduringly popular Guinness Storehouse. The trendy Temple Bar area, whose atmospheric cobbled streets are home to the cultural and entertainment heartbeat of the city, is a short walk across the river from the hotel.

    The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel will feature two restaurants and a bar, details of which are to be revealed shortly. Guests will also enjoy access to a 24-hour business zone and split level fitness centre. Events space totalling 410 square metres will be available with a range of capacities capable of hosting from 2 to 240 guests.

    Recently appointed general manager Patrick Joyce will oversee the running of the hotel, having joined from his previous position as general manager of the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Co Kilkenny. Patrick’s hospitality career spans more than 15 years with experience in the UK, Thailand and the Maldives.

    Daniel Fountain / 21.01.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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