Dublin’s newest hotel, the four star Iveagh Garden Hotel at 72-74 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 celebrated its official opening on Wednesday 11th April 2018 with a host of famous faces from the worlds of sport, entertainment and business.
Special guest All-Ireland winning former Donegal manager turned soccer coach Jim McGuinness joined Brian and Sally McGill and their children Danielle, Jennie, Katie, Michelle and Barney to mark the completion of the latest addition to McGill’s portfolio, which includes neighbouring Harcourt Hotel and Harrington Hall.
Designed for the professional sector, the Iveagh Garden Hotel comprises of 152 bedrooms including suites with balconies overlooking the Iveagh Gardens. On the ground floor is Elle's, a bar and bistro serving a concise seasonal menu designed by head chef Darren O’Brien In the basement is a function room that accommodates up to 300 standing, designed for corporate events, weddings and social occasions.
The existing four storey buildings comprising of 56,000 sq ft have been completely renovated with two new floors added with the support of architects DMOD and McGill Construction. Design group John Duffy Design Group has retained the classic and original character of the building. The Georgian facade has been carefully restored and the interior features a blend of modern styling with original features.
The hotel is the first and only hotel in Europe to develop a low energy system that creates the lowest carbon footprint possible. The system uses natural energy that is harvested on site. This natural energy plant room uses electricity produced on site in a gas turbine, which eliminates electrical energy loss from grid power.
The Iveagh Garden Hotel is the latest addition to hoteliers Brian and Sally McGill’s portfolio, which includes the Harcourt Hotel and Harrington Hall. The redevelopment was managed by the McGill family siblings including Danielle, Jennie, Katie, Michelle and Barney, who are all actively involved in the management of the sister hotels and the DTwo and The Black Door nightclubs.
John Pardy, formerly of the Shannon Oaks Hotel, has been appointed as General Manager. A total of 150 jobs have been created.