The Westbury Hotel, Dublin, is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group and part of The Doyle Collection, an iconic family-owned group of stylish boutique hotels. It has just been named Best Business Hotel, Ireland by Business Destinations for the second year running – and for very good reason.
This iconic Dublin hotel enjoys an unrivalled location just off Grafton Street, halfway between the historic Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green. At the heart of the city’s premier business, retail and entertainment quarter, it is the perfect place from which to do business and entertain clients.
The Westbury Hotel has traditionally been one of Dublin’s favourite meeting places
The Westbury Hotel has traditionally been one of Dublin’s favourite meeting places. Guests can relax in the magnificent setting of the Gallery – the hotel’s design showpiece – which features marble floors, handmade rugs, mahogany columns, bespoke 1960s chandeliers and one of Ireland’s foremost private art collections. From here there is a street-side view of city life being played out in front of you. The Gallery has become synonymous with informal corporate meetings and sumptuous afternoon tea.
The Marble Bar meanwhile, named after its Nero Marquina marble, provides a dash of edgy sophistication in which to enjoy the finest selection of champagne and cocktails the city has to offer. The recent redesign has broadened the bar’s appeal as an all-day meeting place, an informal space for business lunches that transforms into a buzzing cocktail bar in the evening.
The hotels AA award-winning Wilde – the restaurant named after Irish literary figure Oscar Wilde – offers a fine-dining experience in contemporary, metropolitan surroundings. The executive chef performs his magic using the finest local and seasonal produce to create menus of simply cooked, exquisitely presented dishes. As the restaurant’s namesake once quipped: “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
Then there is Café Novo, a cool, contemporary bar and brasserie with a menu of traditional favourites – presented with a fresh twist to appeal to the time-conscious business executive.
Style and substance
Chic design is the order of the day in the 178 guest bedrooms and 27 suites. Each features extraordinarily comfortable Sealy beds adorned with Irish Lissadell linen, duck-down duvets, Blanc d’Ivoire throws, custom-designed George Smith furniture and Porto Romano lamps.
The hotel has state-of-the-art technology to make doing business a pleasure, including complimentary wi-fi, flatscreen LCD TVs, media hubs, iPod-compatible entertainment systems, and US and European ports. All of this and a Nespresso coffee machine comes as standard in all rooms.
The Westbury’s seven magnificent boardroom suites can host from eight to 50 people, offering cutting-edge technology and round-the-clock support from the hotel’s experienced staff.
The grandeur of the Grafton Suite, capable of hosting 200 guests, is matched by its versatility, making it a regular venue for private dinners, events and prestigious international forums.
Whether guests are checking in for business or leisure, they will be welcomed by enhanced services, including a curb-side check-in programme, express check-out, the availability of 110v adaptors for international business travellers, a one-hour pressing service and an express breakfast for the time-constrained business guest.
A luxurious portfolio
The Westbury Hotel may be the flagship of The Doyle Collection, but there are other equally luxurious boutique-style hotels in the family. The group consists of eight hotels located in the most fashionable neighbourhoods of five major cities around the world – London, Bristol, Dublin, Cork and Washington DC. Each hotel has its own unique and contrasting character, but all offer the same sense of understated elegance. Designed to an exceptionally high specification, no stone has been left unturned in creating a collection of beautiful, individual hotels.
Over €200m has been invested in The Doyle Collection, positioning it as a brand for those seeking something different. Also in Dublin is The Croke Park Hotel, conveniently located beside the famed Croke Park Stadium and, like The Westbury Hotel, it is a favoured meeting place for business and leisure travellers alike. Moving outside the capital, The River Lee Hotel in Cork offers the perfect retreat with its getaway spa, lively bistro and bar, and an enviable location on the city’s riverbank.
Meanwhile in London, The Kensington Hotel, in the southwest of the city, is a collection of Georgian townhouses, now home to one of the capital’s finest pied-à-terre hotels, offering exceptional comfort, elegance and period charm. An exciting addition to the Kensington’s rooms is the Kensington Suite, which, as London’s largest townhouse suite, offers guests impressive and spacious apartment-style accommodation. With uninterrupted views over leafy South Kensington and just steps away from fashionable Knightsbridge, the Kensington Suite offers the very best personal service.
The Marylebone Hotel, with its stylish furnishings and photographs, exudes urban cool and cosmopolitan flair. It has Oxford Street, Bond Street and the whole of theatre-land within hailing distance. The Bloomsbury Hotel, a listed Lutyens-designed building, is an architectural gem and a convenient base for exploring specialist shops, historic sites and museums, – including the British Museum just down the street. It also provides every facility for dining, meetings and events.
Traditions of hospitality
The Bristol Hotel in the West Country city of Bristol is a contemporary classic, which sits perfectly on the waterfront of the city’s vibrant harbour.
In North America, an unrivalled location and exquisite design are among the hallmarks of The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington DC. Business events can be curated by the in-house team in a variety of meeting spaces, including the exclusive Level Nine penthouse floor, offering spectacular views across the city from its private terrace.
Seeking to revive the traditions of hospitality, when travel was a delight and the exploration of a new city exhilarating, The Doyle Collection offers a unique hotel experience. The hotel properties are an eclectic mix of the historic and the modern. With stylish decor, exquisite art collections, highly knowledgeable concierge services, central neighbourhood locations and a team that will go the extra mile, guests are assured a pleasant welcome and attention from hosts that care for their comfort and wellbeing. With a broad range of facilities and attractions underpinned by a commitment to bespoke luxury, The Doyle Collection is perfectly tailored for business or pleasure.
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