Tuesday 21 May 2019

Hotels hike up prices for weekend of Garth Brooks gigs

Aishling Phelan

HOTELS have hiked up prices for the weekend of Garth Brooks' three concerts in Dublin.

Fans are expected to travel from across the country to see him – and the capital’s hotels are getting in on the action.

A standard double room at The Gresham Hotel will cost €395 for the weekend the country singer is set to entertain hundreds of thousands in Croke Park.

The room would usually value at around €200 to €250 for an average weekend.

The Belvedere Hotel usually charges €199 for a twin room but from July 25 to July 27 prices are hiked to almost €300.

The Croke Park Hotel sold out almost immediately with rooms costing €235 for the weekend.

The usual charge for a double room for midweek would cost €135.

A room The Clarion Hotel for two people sharing would usually cost around €130 to €150 during the summer but when Brooks arrives, fans can expect to pay €250.

Some 240,000 tickets for the three nights at Croke Park sold out within 90 minutes, according to Aiken Promotions.

Two concerts were originally scheduled for July 25 26 – a third concert date for July 27 was added this morning to cater for demand. All three dates are now sold out.

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