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NEW OPENING

DUBLIN’S FINEST

Dubbed Ireland’s priciest health club, the new Eden One in Dublin fuses fitness and wellness with a boutique vibe. MD Charlie Bourne explains the vision

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t the end of 2018, I was standing outside Number One Ballsbridge in Dublin,” explains industry veteran Charlie Bourne. “The venue was already home to high-end apartments, retail and businesses. It took me less than 30 seconds to agree to develop a health club. I wanted to do something different and create a first – not just in Ireland but anywhere.” Bourne, who’s been in the industry for 27 years, had previously partnered with the same developers to create a club in West London. That location maxed out its membership within four months of opening, due to its location, designled aesthetic and focus on creating a quality customer experience. Bourne wanted to do the same in Dublin. “We’d learned a lot from our previous developments in London,” he says. “But people in Dublin have different expectations of luxury leisure and we knew exactly what we wanted to achieve.

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Health Club Management March 2020  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.

Health Club Management March 2020  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.