The first of a series of new Dublin hotels has opened on Harcourt Street.
The Iveagh Garden Hotel, developed at a cost of €40 million targets
'the professional sector'. Accommodation ranges from deluxe doubles to premium suites with balconies overlooking Iveagh Gardens. Room-only rates range from €159-€299 per night.
The hotel at 72-74 Harcourt Street, is set behind a restored Georgian facade and designed by JDDG (John Duffy Design Group).
It claims to be "the first and only hotel in Europe" with its unique energy system, harvesting natural energy from the River Swan, which it says flows 50m underground, "acting as an energy reserve for cooling and heating the hotel without burning fuel".
On the ground floor, Elle’s is a two-tiered bar and bistro serving "a seasonal menu" by chef Darren O’Brien. A function room, Downstairs At The Iveagh, can accommodate up to 300 people for corporate events and weddings.
It has been by Brian and Sally McGill, who also operate the neighbouring Harcourt Hotel and Harrington Hall.