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Monday 22 September 2014

A luxury five star hotel bedroom for auction for a tenth of the price

Sarah Stack

Published 04/09/2014 | 13:48

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Sleeping in luxury: Sale of bedroom contents of an Iconic 5* Dublin Hotel at Ashgrove Auctions
Sleeping in luxury: Sale of bedroom contents of an Iconic 5* Dublin Hotel at Ashgrove Auctions

Imagine sleeping like a VIP for a tenth of the price?

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The bedroom contents of an iconic five star hotel – believed to be Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel – are going under the hammer at a knock down price.

Luxury mattresses and bed frames, marble lamps, mirrors, tables, chairs and signed limited edition prints will be sold by Ashgrove Auction Rooms in Naas next Tuesday.

While auction Sean Eacrett is remaining tight-lipped about the vendor, independent.ie believes the high-quality stock has come from the Shelbourne Hotel.

“All five star hotels have to renew themselves every six, seven or eight years to keep it’s five star status,” he said.

“An interior designer told me that to deck out a room in one costs between €15,000 and €20,000. Here you can probably deck one out for €1,000 to €1,500.

“Everything is priced to sell."

There is no reserve price on any of the 1,700 lots,  but lamps and net curtains are expected to sell for €20, with bids on luxury beds and curtains due to reach about €80 to €120.

Even boxes miniature toiletries - which most of us think are free - are up for grabs.

The most expensive lots on the books are sets of ten Gilt banqueting chairs with maroon velour upholstered backs and seats, expected to get at €300.

 “This is the second sale we’ve had for this client, but I can’t say who it is," Mr Eacrett added.

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