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A Touch of Class

Dylan Hotel, located off Baggot Street, has been a favourite haunt for stylish dinners, sophisticated drinks, and elegant parties since it opened over a decade ago.

Boasting 72 individually designed bedrooms and suites, the hotel is housed in an opulent and contemporary landmark property that was once the nurses’ home for the Royal City of Dublin Hospital and it takes pride in the history and character of the unique building it calls home.

A collection of the most talented Irish craftspeople were commissioned to create the recently refurbished ground floor complete with a new restaurant, bar, terrace and private residents cocktail room to pay homage to the property’s rich past.

The lobby leads onto the newly designed Dylan Bar; the centrepiece of which is the walnut-fronted bar, guests are then brought further into the Dylan Hotel’s new restaurant - The Eddison, which is proudly named after one of the hospital’s matrons, Miss Edith Annie Eddison, who ran it during the 1916 Rising.

Bright, airy and spacious, with luxurious jade-green furniture and warm mahogany flooring, The Eddison also has two terraces; one at the front and one at the rear, which has been aptly named The Nurserie. A moss installation, designed by Bronagh Harte of Ginkgo Flowers, hangs from the ceiling, creating a unique focal point - the live installation will change seasonally to reflect the foliage outdoors.

Head chef, Paul Quinn, and his team at The Eddison showcase their commitment to the best of Irish produce in the new restaurant, which places plants and vegetables at the heart of every dish, from breakfast through to lunch and dinner. Each month, The Eddison’s kitchen larder is restocked with the freshest in-season vegetables and fish and meat from local Irish suppliers. From this larder, the menus are designed monthly and clearly represent the new season’s bounty with guests being able to choose from the Salad Garden, the Vegetable Garden and Land And Sea.

Just off The Eddison is the hotel’s hidden gem - The Ruby Room; a cocktail bar serving a range of delicious cocktails created by the hotel’s mixology team. The Ruby Room was named after Ruby V Stokes, another matron of the hospital. Colourful, yet intimate, The Ruby Room seats just 30 guests. Padded velvet paneling line the walls while deep cushioned banquets are accessorised with plush feather cushions. The floor, original mahogany parquet, complements the bold colour scheme of orange, deep red and black. Bespoke silk lamps, made by Shady and the Lamp, and custom designed table tops handmade and crafted in Donegal by The Veneerist, Ciaran McGill, create a special atmosphere in this unique hideaway.

So whether you would like afternoon tea, a delicious dinner or drinks in the Ruby Room with that touch of glamour, Dylan Hotel’s list of signature services truly sets this hotel apart.

This article appears in the 356 Issue of GCN

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This article appears in the 356 Issue of GCN