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Bethesda, Maryland (May 14, 2019) – Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s diverse and dynamic portfolio of more than 170 independent hotels around the world, today announced the addition of The Shelbourne, the enduringly iconic hotel that’s been at the heart of Dublin society since 1824.

Proudly overlooking Dublin’s grandest square, St. Stephen’s Green, The Shelbourne is just a stone’s throw from some of the city’s most celebrated landmarks: Trinity College, parliament building Dáil Éireann, and the National Gallery.

Recently renovated by Guy Oliver of design firm Oliver Laws, the timelessly elegant interiors honour the illustrious history of Dublin’s Grand Dame. For the past two generations, royalty, statesmen, artists, writers and legends of stage and screen have made The Shelbourne their home away from home, from Princess Grace of Monaco, to John F. Kennedy, Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera, all of whom have suites with enviable views of the green named after them.

JP Kavanagh, General Manager of The Shelbourne said: “The Shelbourne has played a pivotal role in Irish society for nearly two centuries. Autograph Collection Hotels’ independent spirit is the perfect fit for the hotel’s next chapter, honouring the unique personality of this timeless Dublin landmark and its countless iconic stories.”

The Shelbourne offers several distinctive food and beverage options to suit every occasion. The Horseshoe Bar which has played host to notable meetings over the years from politicians and journalists to visiting dignitaries and local personalities. The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, Ireland’s most iconic drawing room, offering Afternoon Tea overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. The Saddle Room Restaurant, a timeless dining room with a relaxed atmosphere, old-school Irish service and a menu full of classic favourites. 1824 Bar, The Shelbourne’s newest addition – a snug, and sophisticated hide away with a hand-picked list of whiskey.

The Shelbourne has ten historic meeting rooms spanning over 10,000 square feet, many of which have their own unique character, style and stories, hosting an array of events from intimate private dining to impressive business conferences.

On joining Autograph Collection Hotels, The Shelbourne will introduce a signature offering called Independent Spirit that pays homage to Irish Whiskey. Celebrating the rebirth of Irish Whiskey in 1824 when The Shelbourne opened its doors, the spirit will be featured in crafted experiences including an after-dinner whiskey trolley in The Saddle Room Restaurant and ‘Whiskey Sommeliers’ in The Horseshoe Bar.

Room rates for The Shelbourne start at $500 per night. For more information and bookings, please visit theshelbourne.com.

About The Shelbourne

The Shelbourne is Dublin’s most prestigious and historic five star property. For almost 200 years, it has offered its guests an unforgettable experience of luxury, comfort, and authentic Irish hospitality. The Shelbourne’s position at the geographic and social heart of Ireland’s capital has always made it a favourite destination for distinguished visitors from around the world. Looking out over the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green, it is surrounded by the city’s best-known landmarks, most significant historical and cultural sites, and most popular shopping areas. Magnificently restored and majestically conducted, the hotel offers 265 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including 19 lavish suites, many named after the hotel’s most notable guests. For special celebrations and distinguished business events, its 10 historic meeting rooms can host gatherings of up to 348 guests.
Guests may enjoy an elegant Afternoon Tea in The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, traditional fine dining in The Saddle Room, a menu of casual classics at No. 27 Bar & Lounge, spectacular cocktails and whiskeys in 1824 Bar, wine and charcuterie on The Terrace, or a perfect pint at the legendary Horseshoe Bar. In-house amenities include a tranquil spa with a menu of indulgent treatments and an opulent relaxation room, a leading-edge health club with swimming pool and a full schedule of fitness classes, a full-service hair and beauty salon and a gentlemen's barbershop. Bespoke services from the hotel’s dedicated florist and genealogy butler are designed to add more opportunities for delight during a stay at The Shelbourne.
 

About Autograph Collection Hotels

Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 170 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across more than 30 countries and territories. Each is a product of passion and a personal realization of its individual founder’s vision, making each hotel singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection hotels offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore our social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or follow along to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enrol for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.

Contact: Nicole Haubner

nhaubner@hawkpr.com / (212) 255-6541

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