Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio to Ireland with the announcement of Hard Rock Hotel Dublin, slated to open in 2020.
Working in collaboration with Tifco Limited, one of Ireland's largest hotel companies, the property will be located in Dublin’s city centre on Lord Edward Street and comprised of two structures: an existing listed property, built at the turn of the 20th century (originally known as the Exchange Buildings and currently the site of the Parliament Hotel) and the adjacent Fashion House Building.
The Fashion House will be entirely rebuilt and transformed into the new hotel entrance and reception. Bringing a contemporary feel to the property, a new glass link bridge will connect guests to the refurbished Parliament building. While retaining and restoring the original red brick façade of 1912, the interiors of the Parliament building will be completely reimagined, creating a unique music-inspired city escape complete with band memorabilia adorning the interior of the property.
A look at the property
The hotel will feature 120 guest bedrooms and suites furnished to an exceptionally high standard using warm fumed woods, fresh stone surfaces, bespoke Ulster carpets and sumptuous patterned and vibrant fabrics. Hard Rock Hotel Dublin will also have an exciting all-day dining restaurant showcasing freshest Irish ingredients. There will also be a casual bar serving food accompanied by well-crafted cocktails and 24-hour in-room dining.
Communal areas will feature intimate booth seating and eclectic fittings and furnishings, while the variety of bedrooms will be furnished in visually appealing jewel tones and lush textures.
The hotel will entice guests with an array of signature brand offerings, including The Sound of Your Stay music program, including complimentary vinyl record players with records and as well as a Fender guitar for in-room jam sessions, complete with an amp and headphones. The property will also be home to the newly launched wellness program Rock Om, an in-room yoga experience providing a fresh take on a timeless tradition by fusing together the ancient serenity of yoga with the beat of music.
Commenting on the project, Todd Hricko, SVP & Head of Global Hotel Development for Hard Rock International, said “Ireland has always been a place close to our hearts, and it only seems right to open a Hard Rock Hotel in Dublin, given the city’s musical roots. This is an exciting opportunity to extend our presence in Europe and elevate the one-of-a-kind offering at Hard Rock Hotels to the next level.”