Hard Rock International continues its expansion into Europe with the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Dublin. Located on Exchange Street Upper near the Temple Bar district, the hotel will aim to highlight the cultural and musical history of Dublin.
The 120-room hotel is located in two historic buildings, combining the Exchange Building, a listed property built at the turn of the 20th century, and the adjacent Fashion House building, linked together by a new glass bridge. The classic red brick exterior has been maintained, while the interiors are adorned with Hard Rock memorabilia, including possessions and instruments from some of Ireland's most popular musicians (think: Phil Lynott, Van Morrison, Hozier and U2, as well as pieces from artists that have played memorable gigs in Ireland).
Hard Rock Hotel Dublin expands the capital's restaurant and bar scene with Zampas, a South American-inspired eatery using locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant will host live performances, DJs and more. Alongside Zampas, Constant Grind will serve light bites, homemade treats, specialty coffees and afternoon tea, winding down in the evening with craft beers and late-night cocktails.
The hotel will offer brand-signature amenities, such as The Sound of Your Stay program, which offers guests an in-room Crosley vinyl player or a Fender guitar complete with amp and headphones. A choice of curated playlists is available to stream or download to set the background music of guests' stay. Rock Om, a yoga program hosted by husband-and-wife-duo DJ Drez and Marti Nikko over in-room video sessions, blends yoga with the melody of contemporary music. Urban-inspired unisex jewelry will be available from Serge DeNimes in the Rock Shop, alongside locally inspired Hard Rock fashionwear.
Surrounding the hotel is an abundance of local attractions, heritage sites, eateries and bars. Within walking distance are the world-famous Guinness Storehouse, the Jameson Distillery, Dublin Castle and the renowned Temple Bar district. Also easily accessible from the hotel are several of Dublin's cultural institutions, including the Olympia Theatre, the Gallery of Photography and the Irish Film Institute.
Other openings this year in the Hard Rock portfolio include Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, which will open in April 2020 in a famous Art Nouveau building on the lively Leidseplein Square; Hard Rock Hotel Budapest, opening in May, which will be situated in the heart of Budapest's “Broadway" surrounded by the city's famed cultural attractions; and Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, opening afterwards in a location opposite the historic Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in the Atocha district.