Hilton Worldwide has announced the completion of a capital investment programme resulting in the renovation of the conference and event facilities at Hilton Dublin, including the addition of three new meeting rooms.
The €500,000 upgrade to all of the hotel’s meeting rooms includes an impressive revamp of the landmark property’s courtyard.
Key changes to the 193-bedroomed property, which is located on Charlemont Place by the historic Grand Canal, include a resizing of the main conference rooms, of which there are now seven, new carpets, upholstery and furnishings, and the addition of a dedicated refreshments room for event delegates. The unique nature of the refreshment room allows meeting participants to refuel throughout the day rather than waiting for appointed coffee breaks, which is the norm in most hotels.
Hilton Dublin has added three new state-of-the-art meeting rooms to its portfolio including The Harcourt Suite, which overlooks the hotel’s courtyard, which has been upgraded to provide a modern outdoor heated area for after work drinks, BBQs, family occasions or a break from the boardroom. The Grand Canal, which runs by the hotel, served as inspiration for the design of the new meeting rooms, which can be seen in the flowing pattern on the carpet and through the bespoke artwork.
Steve Cassidy, area vice president at Hilton Worldwide said: “2013 has already seen significant developments for Hilton Worldwide in Dublin and a number of recent investments and franchise agreements have demonstrated our clear vote of confidence in the Irish market. We believe that investment is essential in helping to reignite the hospitality sector and are pleased to report that our properties in Dublin are performing exceptionally well.
“Hilton Dublin is a landmark hotel in a great location and we strongly believe that this recent investment will help further drive our conference and events business, as we take a fresh look at what we do for our guests.”
Paul Flavin, general manager of Hilton Dublin, added: “Whilst the recession did impact on event bookings, we have seen a recent uplift in conference and events activity and we feel that the outlook for 2013/2014 is really positive.
“At Hilton Dublin we always strive to meet the demands of our international and domestic clients with the highest levels of service, matched by the great facilities for which the Hilton brand is world renowned. The new events’ areas are first class and the upgrade of our courtyard makes the hotel a venue that is suitable for a range of occasions, private or corporate.
“The hotel team has had a huge input into the finished product, which I think was really important in getting it right for our market.”
As part of the hotel’s makeover, a new workstation for those who need to work on the move has also been created and is the perfect pit-stop from which to file copy, check emails, recharge phones or browse the Internet. The Stil Bar Workstation offers free WiFi and overlooks the Grand Canal, so is a welcome break from the office, with none of the drawbacks that working remotely can often pose.
Hilton Dublin can cater for up to 400 delegates in its new state-of-the art conference rooms, all of which provide the most up-to-date audio visual equipment and high speed wireless internet access.