• Cyril McAree

New Hotel To Open On Dublin‘s Harcourt Street


The revival of prestigious Harcourt Street continues with the opening of the stylish new four-star Iveagh Garden Hotel in early 2018. This will be the latest addition to seasoned hoteliers Brian and Sally McGill’s portfolio, which includes neighbouring Harcourt Hotel and Harrington Hall. It will also be the sixth hotel to open on the landmark street and primly located with 152 bedrooms ranging from deluxe to premium suites with balconies over-looking the historic Iveagh Gardens. The hotel is being designed for the professional sector and will offer luxury accommodation in central Dublin, with a spacious ground floor bar and bistro Elle’s and easy access to local businesses as well as transport links.

Pic Shows: John Pardy, General Manager of Iveagh Garden Hotel

The development, which is being spearheaded by the McGill family siblings including Danielle, Jennifer, Katie, Michelle and Barney, who are all actively involved in the management of the sister hotels and the DTwo and The Black Door nightclubs. John Pardy formerly of the Shannon Oaks Hotel has been appointed as General Manager of Iveagh Garden Hotel and brings a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry. A total of 150 jobs are being created.

Located on the site of the former Pinebrook House offices (72-74 Harcourt Street) the existing four storey buildings comprising of 56,000 square feet have been completely renovated and two new storeys added. The Georgian facade has been carefully restored and the interior will feature a blend of contemporary styling with original features. An oasis of calm in the heart of the capital, Iveagh Garden Hotel is the first and only hotel in Europe to develop a unique low energy system that creates the lowest carbon footprint possible. The revolutionary system uses natural energy that is harvested on site, with an underground river that flows 50 metres below the hotel acting as an energy reserve for cooling and heating the hotel without burning fuel.

The chic bar Elle’s will provide a stylish intimate social space for guests and local executives to relax in. Serving a concise seasonal menu designed by head chef Darren O’Brien, which will feature the highest quality local Irish produce. A second bar and eatery is planned for the basement in mid 2018. There will also be a versatile function room that will accommodate up to 300 standing, ideal for corporate events, weddings and social occasions.

The Iveagh Garden Hotel is scheduled to open in mid January 2018.


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