Conde Nast ranks Dublin hotspot as one of world's best new hotels
Dublin's Dean Hotel, a boldly-designed 4-star on Harcourt Street, has made Condé Nast Traveler's list of the world's best new hotels.
"If you want to be in the middle of the nightlife district, you can’t do better than this 52-room modernist hotbed," the travel bible says.
"When you’ve settled in, head to the rooftop bar for the best views in Dublin."
The €5.5 million build, developed by the the Press Up Entertainment Group, opened last November with an adventurous mix of Georgian and contemporary architecture.
A rooftop bar and restaurant, Sophie's, offers 270-degree views over Dublin.
Condé Nast staff and contributors vetted more than a hundred recently opened hotels and resorts, from West Africa to Miami, in compiling its Hot List.
The list appeared in its May issue, and was re-circulated in its newsletter last night.
The best new hotels "combine old-school extravagance and service with just the right measure of modernity," it says.
The influential publication also ranks The Dean as one of its 15 Best New City Hotels for 2015, alongside the renovated Hotel Athénée in Paris, The Ludlow in New York and others.
"At the Dean hotel, intimate, individually designed rooms with moody blue walls, washed-out herringbone parquet floors, and subway-tiled bathrooms come thoughtfully accented," it says.
"We love the vinyl records, Marshall amps, smart TVs, Nespresso machines, and zippy orange SMEG mini bars stocked with a wellspring of local artisan libations.
"Best of all: There's a 360-degree view [sic] of Dublin at Sophie’s, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and bar."
Rates at The Dean start from €109 midweek, rising to €129 for a Punk Bunk, €149 for a SupeRoom and €649 for the one-bedroom penthouse suite.
The full list of Best New Hotels is online here.
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