The Camden Court Hotel offers seven premier conference rooms. The executive boardroom, The Gallery, is furnished with plush leather chairs around a beautiful oak boardroom table and offers a 42” plasma screen, air conditioning, blackout option, stationary kit and complimentary mineral water. All of meeting rooms boast natural daylight, air conditioning and WiFi internet access. The Gallery Boardroom, The Abbey and The Gaiety located on the ground floor can comfortably cater from 10 to 80 people theatre style, and the conference rooms on the second floor can cater from 10 to 115. There is also a purpose built business centre. The hotel comprises 246 bedrooms and spacious suites, and all guests have complimentary access to the hotel’s health and leisure club, including a 16m pool, state of the art gymnasium, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Secure complimentary car parking facilities are also available
Numerous other options are also available, including the Croke Park Stadium – the largest stadium in Ireland and the fourth largest in Europe – which offers 87 meeting rooms and six large conference rooms catering for up to 900 delegates; the Dublin Writer’s Museum which includes a dedicated conference wing; the IMI Conference Centre & Residence which can accommodate 300 delegates and is complemented by a large breakout atrium area. The Residence aspect consists of 50 executive-style ensuite bedrooms and ample free car parking is available; plus a new Performing Arts Centre is due to open in 2007.
Trinity Capital Hotel is adding 76 new executive bedrooms which are due for completion in August (to make a total 158) together with conference, meeting and syndicate room space, with a maximum capacity of 100 theatre style. A stylish café /bar and lounge area is designed around a unique glass atrium with outdoor patio/seating area with classic landscaping all planned for expanded base floor lobby area. New guest facilities will include a fully equipped business centre.
The Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport commenced a €3m refurbishment in early February, with a complete redevelopment of the ground floor, a new restaurant, lobby, bar and increased function room size, due for completion again in August.
The Morrison Hotel has recently under gone a significant refurbishment and expansion programme. This 4 star superior hotel has added an additional 48 bedrooms to its original 90 bedrooms and suites and now offers a total of 138 guestrooms. In addition to the new bedrooms it has also opened unique conference and event facilities. These include Strand Street Art Gallery with its own private entrance from Ormond Quay, which is ideal for a private cocktail reception and can hold up to 50 people. The Georgian Boardroom is located overhead and can also be used for a boardroom of up to 20 delegates or in conjunction with a reception in the Art Gallery for a split level event. The Art Gallery leads in to a picturesque courtyard garden with a bohemian feel. This in turn leads in to Printworks, which is the main conference and event space. Printworks can hold up to 230 delegates theatre style or 140 delegates for a sit down meal, and is flexible enough to be divided in to three separate rooms. Summer 2006 sees the opening of the health spa, Headspace, offering holistic treatments in six treatment rooms, two Turkish baths plus classes in alternative therapies.
The historic Schoolhouse Hotel, situated in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 has completed the refurbishment of its guest rooms, boardroom and lobby. In keeping with the building’s long and interesting history, the project has been inspired by the arts and crafts movement of the 1860s, the decade in which the original school was built. All 31 guest rooms are individually named and decorated with famous William Morris papers and fabrics. William Morris was not just a philosopher, poet, romancer and theorist of the arts but also an extremely influential designer at that time. It is said that The Morris Style initiated the Arts & Crafts movement that was popular in the late Victorian ‘artistic homes of taste’. The attention to detail in his designs together with some stunning colour choices can be appreciated within the unique surroundings of hotel. But nevertheless in very 21st century style, all 31 guest rooms are equipped with 26” LCD Interactive TVs, though which email can also be accessed.