Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is set to make its debut in Ireland with the opening of Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel, one of the most contemporary and architecturally impressive buildings in the Irish capital, located in the heart of the Docklands. This stylish and innovative part of the city is home to some of the world’s most famous names in tech, making it an exciting destination for business and leisure travellers alike.
Previously known as the award-winning The Marker, the iconic Dublin hotel has undergone significant renovation with a multi-million investment, and is now a member of Leading Hotels of the World. All 187 bedrooms have been refurbished, while the lobby and bar have been refreshed with the addition of new soft furnishings, bespoke cabinetry, and custom furniture. The hotel’s destination restaurant, Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins, offers the very best of locally-sourced products served in a contemporary manner and with a uniquely Irish twist.
Overlooking the Waterfront on Grand Canal Square, Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded hotels. With its slick architecture, design, and incredible location, the property oozes luxurious, international cool. Set in the heart of Silicon Docks, the hotel is both striking and eye-catching. Close to the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel is a perfect cultural and business epicenter for travelers keen to experience classic Irish hospitality at its best.
Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel offers eight state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities and 187 renovated stylish guest rooms over six floors, comprising 124 Premier and Deluxe rooms, 18 Junior Corner Suites, and three large executive suites. The Roche Suite, named after its Dublin-born Nobel Prize architect, offers 1,066 square feet of living space, while the Schwartz Suite, named after the square designer, features sweeping Grand Canal Square views. The spacious 1,389 square foot Presidential Suite is located on the fifth floor and boasts unobstructed views of Grand Canal Square offering two en suite bedrooms and separate living spaces.
Services include the Condé Nast award-winning spa, which offers an infinity pool, sauna and eucalyptus-infused steam room alongside a series of new signature Anantara Spa treatments inspired by indigenous Irish ingredients and healing traditions. A stylish rooftop terrace with stunning panoramic 360º views across the cityscape stretching to the sea at Dublin Bay is the best rooftop in the city.
Guests can enjoy a wide range of bespoke experiences, from culinary activities to sporting, cultural, and historical experiences of Ireland. Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel guests can take a signature Spice Spoons journey with the Executive Chef to the nearby seaside fishing village of Howth. Here, guests can sail around Dublin Bay on a fishing boat, spotting inquisitive seals and sometimes even wild dolphins. Back at the dock, guests can enjoy a stop-off at Kish Fish, home to one of Ireland’s most prestigious smoked salmon smokehouses, before returning to the hotel to try a hand at baking Irish soda bread from the chef’s secret recipe.
Other bespoke experiences include a night of storytelling with a traditional ‘seanachai’ (Gaelic for ‘storyteller’), a horse racing experience with a leading horse trainer, and a decadent Breakfast By Design private rooftop meal to kickstart the day.
In the surrounding area, visitors to the city can enjoy a guided walk through the culture and heritage of the Docklands, which dates back to the eighteenth century. The district offers a wide range of options for foodie travelers, including cozy cafes and high-end restaurants. Visitors can also indulge in some retail therapy on nearby Grafton Street, take boat rides along the River Liffey and in Dublin Bay, or engage in sporting activities ranging from a relaxing yoga class to watching a game of Gaelic football at renowned Croke Park.
Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel will be the 7th Anantara in Europe, joining Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal, the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace in Marbella, Spain, Anantara New York Palace Budapest in Hungary, Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel in Italy, Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel in France and Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam in Netherlands.
Source: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas