The Westin Dublin Unveils Newly-Refreshed Rooms Named After Irish Writers

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    Inspired by its location at the heart of a UNESCO City of Literature, The Westin Dublin has chosen an appropriate theme for a selection of its newly-refreshed guest rooms. In celebration of the city and country’s rich literary tradition, nine of the hotel’s refurbished rooms have been named after Irish writers, including Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift and Patrick Kavanagh.These nine Writers’ Rooms boast a little extra ‘character’, with a different feature in each room – a balcony, a quirky layout or an interesting view – setting it apart. Named after poets and playwrights, satirists and scribes, these newly refurbished Writers’ Rooms are now known as the Patrick Kavanagh, the Bram Stoker, the Flann O’Brien, the John Millington Synge, the Sean O’Casey, the Dion Boucicault, the Jonathan Swift, the Edmund Burke and the Maria Edgeworth.

    The Westin Dublin’s 163 luxury guest rooms now feature two different styles of décor, allowing guests to enjoy either a Traditional or a Contemporary feel.

    Traditional rooms are classically elegant featuring mahogany furniture and shades of cream, gold and deep red. These rooms are warm, rich and distinguished and are the favourite of guests who enjoy a touch of local flavour.

    The hotel’s Contemporary rooms have recently been entirely refurbished. These guest rooms are stylish and fresh, featuring deep-buttoned chocolate leather and delicate shades of cream, silvery green, beige and champagne, to create a calm yet luxurious atmosphere.

    The refresh of the Contemporary rooms was overseen by leading interior designers HBA London. With woven patterns in carpets inspired by some of the masterworks of Irish manuscript illustration, these rooms on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th floors reflect a more contemporary look-and-feel while still retaining references to their Irish location.

    Each refurbished room features a Mediahub, allowing guests to stream both audio and video from their laptop, iPad or smartphone to the bedroom television, whilst new bathrooms boast frameless shower screens creating a greater sense of space.

    In addition to the nine Writers’ Rooms, four of The Westin Dublin’s most luxurious suites – known collectively as the Library Suites – already bear the names of illustrious writers George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde.

    Each room at The Westin Dublin is designed to provide a tranquil atmosphere for rejuvenation and relaxation with the attention to detail, quality and luxury that sets the hotel apart. All guest rooms feature the signature Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Spa by Westin bathroom amenities, 32″ HD plasma televisions, a large working desk, phone with voicemail service and high-speed wired/wireless internet access.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.05.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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