The Hard Rock Hotels brand made its Irish debut with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Dublin.
The Temple Bar property offers 120 guestrooms across two historic buildings linked by a glass bridge. Rooms are colorful and vibrant, filled with jewel-toned fabrics, warm woods and bright stone. Interiors are outfitted with Hard Rock memorabilia from Irish musicians and bands, including U2 and Hozier.
The property’s on-site dining option is Zampas, a South American-inspired restaurant using locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant doubles as an entertainment hub with live performances and DJ sets. A separate coffee-to-cocktails venue, Constant Grind, serves light bites and snacks.
“As Hard Rock furthers its expansion into Europe, we continue to target destinations that are culturally influential and perfectly aligned with our musical soul,” said Dale Hipsh, senior vice president, hotels, Hard Rock International. “Dublin connects to our deep musical roots, we are honored to bring the Hard Rock Hotel experience to the city, its residents and visitors alike.”
Hard Rock Hotels plans to continue its global expansion throughout the year, with Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American opening in April (temporarily closed) and Hard Rock Hotel Budapest and Hard Rock Hotel Madrid both slated for openings later in the year.
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