Anantara Debuts in Ireland with the Launch of Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will officially make its debut in Ireland with the opening of Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel. The property is one of the Irish capital's most contemporary and architecturally impressive buildings and is located in the heart of the Docklands, a stylish and innovative part of the city that is home to some of the world’s most famous names in tech.

Previously known as the award-winning The Marker, a significant renovation has now been completed with a multi-million investment at the iconic Dublin hotel which is a member of Leading Hotels of the World. All the 187 bedrooms have now been refurbished while the lobby and bar have been refreshed with the addition of new soft furnishings, bespoke cabinetry, and custom furniture. A destination restaurant, ‘Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins’, welcomes hotel residents and city dwellers alike. The new restaurant will feature 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 in the heart of Dublin City, the property 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, a nod to Silicon Valley on account of the high concentration of multinational high-tech companies located in the area, 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 epicentre for travellers’ keen to experience classic Irish hospitality at its best. Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel is the only five-star hotel in the area, which has recently emerged as one of the most vibrant, dynamic and modern parts of the city for living, working and socialising.

Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel has a contemporary design and style with eight state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities and offers 187 renovated stylish guest rooms over six floors comprising 124 Premier and Deluxe rooms, 18 Junior Corner Suites and three large executive suites. Named after its Dublin-born Nobel Prize architect, The Roche Suite offers 99 sqm of living space whilst the 92sqm Schwartz Suite, named after the square designer, features sweeping Grand Canal Square views. The spacious 129 sqm Presidential Suite is located on the fifth floor and boasts unobstructed views of Grand Canal Square offering two suite bedrooms and separate living spaces.

Services include the Condé Nast award-winning spa that offers an infinity pool, sauna and eucalyptus-infused steam room, alongside a series of new Signature Anantara Spa treatments inspired by indigenous Irish ingredients. 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. The hotel will now offer a myriad of unforgettable guest experiences which will create lifelong memories and offer guests the chance to explore, discover and experience more through the property’s bespoke visitor experiences. Culinary activities include a signature Spice Spoons journey with the Executive Chef to the nearby seaside fishing village of Howth. Here, guests will be sailed around Dublin Bay on a fishing boat, spotting inquisitive seals and sometimes even wild dolphins. Back at the dock guests 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 experiences take a deep dive into the sporting, cultural and historical experiences of Ireland. Wild swimming in the famous 40ft seaside swimming beauty spot is a cold but exhilarating experience. Other bespoke experiences only available to Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel guests include a night of storytelling with a traditional ‘seanachai’ (Gaelic for ‘story teller’), a heart racing horse racing experience with a leading horse trainer and a decadent Breakfast By Design private rooftop dining 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 offering a wide range of options for foodie travelers, including cosy cafés and high-end restaurants, shopping on nearby Grafton Street, boat rides along the River Liffey and in Dublin Bay or sporting activities from a relaxing yoga class to watching a game of Gaelic football at renowned Croke Park.

The 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.

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About Anantara Hotels:

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning properties located in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, Tunisia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Hungary and The Netherlands, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and South America. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.

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About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 540 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH Hotels, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

For more information, please visit www.minorhotels.com.

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