MCLEAN, VA—The Conrad Dublin is set to embark on an $8.9-million renovation to be completed this spring.
The design plan includes a new design for all guestrooms and suites, a full makeover of the presidential suite, lobby area, exterior facade, as well as new dining concepts for the restaurant, ground floor lounge and bar.
Design inspiration will be drawn from local influences, such as The Iveagh Gardens and Dublin’s rich literary culture, according to the hotel. Details of Conrad Dublin’s new dining concepts will be announced over the coming weeks as Executive Chef Dmitry Stroykov finalizes menus, which will see the introduction of a brasserie-style offering. The new lounge and bar will open in March, alongside the unveiling of the lobby and refurbished guestrooms and suites.
“After working extensively with top-tier designers, we created two prototype guestrooms adorned with beautiful fabrics, a subtle color palette, natural oak flooring, and finishes such as Herringbone wool carpets and wood paneling on the walls,” said GM Martin Mangan, Conrad Dublin. “The renovations will transform Conrad Dublin into setting a new tone that is contemporary, but also reflects Ireland’s heritage.”
According to the hotel, the lobby redesign has been inspired by the work and vision of Ninian Niven, the architect of Iveagh Gardens. It has been designed to illustrate the look of the nearby garden’s Rosarium and will feature an abundance of flora and natural, indigenous materials. Other sources of inspiration for the Dublin property include Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels, which will be brought to life in the ground floor lounge and bar.
“There is a significant contrast between the old and the new here. Every guestroom and suite will have its own story to tell at Conrad Dublin,” said Mangan. “Inspiration comes from all quarters—sights and sounds, people and places—so our vision is to create a storyboard that celebrates Dublin and we hope it will serve to inspire.”