If you’re arriving in Dublin for a business trip and already have your corporate airport transfer organised, the next step would be to choose a hotel. It’s important to choose one that’s comfortable, conveniently located and kitted out to cater for the needs of business travellers is important.
Dublin offers an excellent selection of top hotels for business travellers, so rest assured that you’ll have no problem finding a place to base yourself during your stay in the city.
On that note; let’s take a quick look at ten of the most popular hotels for businesspeople in Dublin:
1. InterContinental Dublin
Formerly known as the Four Seasons Hotel, the InterContinental Dublin is located in the Ballsbridge area. It has 197 rooms, each of which is well equipped and designed with a running theme of bright and floral patterns.
Many rooms and suites are on offer to cater for different businesspeople. For example, there are executive rooms, contemporary rooms and executive suites, to name a few. Conference and meetings rooms are also available which can hold up to 650 people, depending on the layout.
The main draws of this hotel are the recreational facilities, the large outdoor patio area and the multiple dining options.
2. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Offering contemporary luxury, this 150-room hotel is conveniently situated on the south side of the River Liffey, in the heart of the city centre. Each room features a flat screen TV, minibar and free WiFi. For those who wish to stay in an upgraded room, Nespresso coffee makers and free breakfast are included in the rate. This may be ideal for guests that have to rush out to attend early morning meetings.
3. The Shelbourne
The Shelbourne is one of the most luxury hotels in Dublin. Being a 5 star hotel, it offers business guests a 5 star stay. If you need to host a meeting during your stay, this hotel is ideal as it boasts twelve beautiful meeting rooms; one of which can accommodate 550 people.
WiFi is offered throughout the building and the location couldn’t get any better as it’s situated right in the heart of the city near many business, both big and small. It also has a small business centre with computers, as well as copying and printing facilities.
4. The Fitzwilliam Hotel
The Fitzwilliam is a beautiful contemporary hotel that looks out over the famous St. Stephen’s Green. It’s got a lot to offer business travellers including beautifully designed rooms, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, a fully equipped gym, meeting rooms, a business centre and a relaxing spa.
It has also three restaurants onsite and guests can avail of 24-hour room service, which is always a big plus for business travellers who may have early or late flights.
5. The Croke Park Hotel
Situated on the north side of Dublin, this 232-room hotel is a great choice for those attending sports or concert events at the nearby Croke Park Stadium. As Croke Park is also host to a range of business events, such as Energy Ireland Conference and Social Media Summit, it also suits working professionals.
Facilities include free parking, delicious breakfasts, a 24-hour business centre, a bistro and a bar. Additionally, there is free WiFi and a free shuttle service that takes guests to East Point Business Park.
6. The Westbury Hotel
Perched in the heart of the city just off Stephen’s Green, the Westbury has all of the luxury amenities that you’d expect from a 5 star hotel. Guests call walk from the hotel lobby to all major attractions in Dublin whilst taking a break from meetings and conferences. Therefore, it is the perfect choice for businesspeople who have never visited Ireland before.
All rooms are spacious, beautifully designed and well equipped with an Nespresso coffee maker. The lobby is huge with comfy couches, which is ideal for catching up on emails and getting work done whilst back at base. There are both casual and upscale dining options on site.
7. Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
The Clayton offers great value for money, considering its location and the facilities that are on offer. It’s in close proximity to Temple Bar and Trinity College, making it the ideal option for business travellers that are attending events at Trinity.
All rooms are spacious and come equipped with an electric kettle, safes and free WiFi. There is also a huge pool and fitness centre where business guests can get some down time when they’re not working.
8. The Morrison, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
The Morrison was renovated in 2013 and its distinctive décor gives nod to legendary Irish musicians, bands and artists throughout.
Located on the riverfront with magnificent views of the Liffey, it’s uber-modern and has a wide range of conference and meeting facilities. The hotel can facilitate meetings of up to 240 delegates and all conference rooms come equipped with WiFi, projection facilities, ample three-phase power supply and loads of natural daylight.
9. Louis Fitzgerald Hotel
If you want to stay on the outskirts of the city, the Louis Fitzgerald would be a great option. Located in the West, it’s most beneficial for those seeking to do business in that area of Dublin or near Maynooth.
The hotel is modern, sleek and offers guests free underground parking, a small fitness centre, 24-hour room service and 20 meeting rooms to choose from. The hotel also offers guests a free shuttle to nearby businesses and a free shuttle to the LUAS tram station, where one can board the LUAS and take a 30-minute ride into Dublin city centre.
10. Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Another option for business travellers that would prefer to stay out of town is the Talbot Hotel. It is located in Stillorgan, a suburb that is a 15-minute ride outside of Dublin’s city centre. Despite being located on a busy motorway, the rooms are exceptionally quiet and guests can avail of all the modern amenities that’s needed to keep on top of work emails and current affairs. The hotel also has a full service spa, restaurant and grill bar.