Ireland opens first DoubleTree by Hilton after $9.5M renovation

Ireland’s first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opened as The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton. A renovation of the Morrison hotel, in partnership with operators Martinez Hotels & Resorts, saw the property’s 138 rooms and suites re-designed with a new concept centered on music and sound.

Overseen by Dublin-based Nikki O’Donnell, the hotel’s new look incorporates lyrics from nearly 30 Irish songwriters and the work of a dozen Irish artists. The décor pays homage to the hotel’s traditional status as a destination of choice for the great and the good of Irish music. Each guestroom is adorned with a line from songs made famous by local acts, such as The Script and Paul Brady.

A revamp of the drinking and dining options sees Bar Quay 14 and the adjoining Morrison Grill opening to the public this February.


As part of the refurbishment, all rooms have been refitted with flat screen TVs and integrated music systems. Guests of the hotel will gain access to a 24-hour business zone and split level fitness center. Up-lighting has also been installed to the façade along Ormond Quay. Wedding, conference and event space totaling 4,413 square feet is available, accommodating eight to 240 guests.

The Morrison, A DoubleTree by Hilton hotel re-opened under a franchise agreement between Hilton Worldwide and Martinez Hotels & Resorts, part of the Martinez Hotel Group, and which was established in Switzerland in 2011. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the company operates and manages a portfolio of resort hotels across Europe.

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