This week saw Dublin’s latest luxury four star hotel, The Iveagh Garden Hotel, open at 72-72 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Owners Brian and Sally McGill were joined by their children Danielle, Jennie, Katie, Michelle and Barney to celebrate the latest edition to the McGill portfolio which includes the neighbouring Harcourt Hotel, Harrington Hall, DTwo and The Black Door.
Speical guest Jim McGuinness, former All-Ireland winning Donegal football manager, was on hand to join in the festivities. Stars from all over Ireland dropped by to kick off the celebrations.
Among the famous faces were actress Aoibhin Garrity, Nuala Carey, Aoife Walsh. Joining in on the action also were stylists Laura Mullett and Corina Gaffey and well-known designer Deborah Veale.
The MC for the launch was RTÉ’s Michael Lyster. Musical entertainment was provided by Paddy’s Cole and his band in Elle’s Bar & Bistro. Elle’s has a specially selected bar menu serving up fine wines, a host of craft beers and much loved classic cocktails.
Guests from the sport, business and entertainment industry enjoyed a sumptuous selection of canapés including Ballycotton smoked salmon blinis, duck liver and foie gras mousse and a delicious selection of handmade desserts.
This hotel is in a prime location on Harcourt street, perfect for the working professional. The hotel offers 152 luxury rooms, from deluxe rooms to premium balcony suites overlooking the scenic Iveagh Gardens.
The Iveagh Garden Hotel is Europe’s first and only hotel that uses a unique low energy system meaning the lowest carbon footprint is used. This progressive and game changing system uses natural energy, harvested at the hotel.
The spacious and stylish Elle’s Bar & Bistro is the perfect space for hotel guests and locals to socialise and relax. The terrace is filled with tiered awnings and leafy plants inspired by the historic Iveagh Gardens. Head chef Darren O’Brien has designed a seasonal menu highlighting quality and local Irish produce.
For those special occasions such as weddings or corporate events, Downstairs At The Iveagh can accommodate up to 300 people, making it the ideal place for your personalized event. John Pardy having gained an abundance of experience from his time at the Shannon Oaks has been appointed General Manager.