Marlin Group, one of London’s largest privately owned hospitality operators, is set to open its first hotel in Dublin 2 this July, creating 110 new jobs.
The 300-bedroom hotel will be located at 11 Bow Lane East, adjacent to St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, a short walk away from theatres, art galleries, museums, restaurants, bars and shopping districts. The €55 million development is being spearheaded by Irish owned Marlin, who opened the first of its seven London locations back in 2003.
The distinctive triangular building designed by architects Cantrell Crowley and being built by McAleer & Rushe spans 110,000 square foot. Interior designers O’Donnell O’Neill Design have been commissioned to create an individual and unique ground floor space, that aims to appeal to both the professional and leisure markets alike.
The 300 high-tech modern bedrooms, range from compact luxury each featuring a luxury 2m x 2m custom sized bed, to interconnecting suites. Each room features a 43” HD Smart TV with Google Chrome cast connectivity, high-speed broadband, LED mood lighting, Bluetooth speaker, air conditioning, media hub and automated black out blinds.
Marlin Hotel Dublin will serve a concise quality food offering, together with a wide selection of drinks including seasonal cocktails and a Low and No menu. The bars will host beverages from local distilleries and breweries while also supporting local artists by featuring and selling Irish prints.
Speaking this week, newly appointed General Manager, Michelle O’Donoghue said, "We wanted to create something different here in Dublin, offering something tailored for every individual guest. Whether they are looking for a beautifully designed compact room to sleep after a day exploring Dublin or a large suite to relax during a busy schedule, Marlin Hotel will be able to cater for all guests. It truly is the first of its kind in Ireland a real hybrid offering. We are excited that Dublin is going to be home to something truly unique."