The Shelbourne Distinguished Luxury in the Heart of Dublin BY NO RAH BRAD FORD
he Shelbourne is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Magnificently renovated and the largest 5-star hotel in Dublin, The Shelbourne overlooks the city’s grandest square, St. Stephen’s Green, located within a few minutes’ walk from Dublin’s most famous landmarks as well as the key shopping and cultural areas of the city. The Shelbourne has for nearly two centuries, played a significant role in the literary, social, political, culinary and artistic traditions of Irish society. In 1922 the Irish constitution was drafted at The Shelbourne, chaired by Michael Collins, and one of the two original copies are to be found in the Constitution Room. The luxury 5-Star Dublin City Hotel is an iconic landmark in Dublin, well known for its fine dining, elegant Afternoon Tea and gracious surroundings. Their restaurants are some of the finest in Dublin City, and offer luxurious and gracious fine dining venues. The Shelbourne is currently in the middle of a multiphase restoration project. Some of the highlights are the newly refurbished Lord Mayor’s Lounge and the addition of 1824 Bar, the hotel’s residentonly bar.
throughout the bar, including historic prints, elegant engravings and framed literary works. Irish maps, scenes of Dublin life and musical scores related to the city also dot the walls. Bespoke mural-like paintings of a whimsical Irish landscape, created by artist Paul Slater, are also on display.
The 1824 Bar is filled with classic charm and sophisticated style. 1824 Bar brings an exceptionally stylish bar to Dublin. Designed by internationally renowned designer Guy Oliver, this elegant space complements the traditional nature of The Shelbourne while overlooking the hotel’s spacious outdoor terrace. Additional artworks can be found
The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, Dublin’s most historic Drawing Room, has been home to one of the most elegant and timeless traditions of Afternoon Tea. Enjoy the luxurious surroundings, lovingly restored in the color scheme of a traditional 19th Century Irish country house, illuminated with a glittering Waterford Crystal
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Chandelier. Guests can delight in the collection of special licensed paintings from The National Gallery of Ireland and complete your afternoon tea experience. One of the unique elements of The Shelbourne experience is their retained Genealogy Butler, Helen Kelly, an expert accredited genealogist who can work with guests during their stay, and empowers them to delve into their ancestral history and learn more about their past in the emerald isle.