The new 120-room hotel near the city’s famous Temple Bar district is housed within two heritage buildings – the Exchange built at the turn of the 20th century and the old Fashion House – linked together by a glass bridge.
The buildings’ red brick exteriors have been retained, while the interiors have been transformed with signature Hard Rock memorabilia reflecting the city’s musical heritage including possessions and instruments from Irish musicians and bands such as Van Morrison and U2.
Brightly-coloured rooms complemented with warm wood and stone textures mirror the brand’s bold and vibrant image. The hotel also contains a South American-inspired restaurant, Zampas, serving authentic Latin flavours crafted from locally-sourced ingredients.
The restaurant is also intended to be an entertainment hub featuring live musical performances and DJ sets. Alongside Zampas, bar and eatery Constant Grind will serve light bites, homemade treats, speciality coffees and afternoon tea, with craft beers and cocktails in the evenings.
The hotel features Hard Rock’s signature amenities such as The Sound of Your Stay program that offers guests in-room Crosley vinyl players, Fender guitars with amps and headphones for impromptu jam sessions and curated in-room playlists.
“As Hard Rock furthers its expansion into Europe, we continue to target destinations that are culturally influential and perfectly aligned with our musical soul,” said Hard Rock Hotels’ Senior Vice President Dale Hipsh.
“Dublin connects to our deep musical roots, we are honoured to bring the Hard Rock Hotel experience to the city, its residents and visitors alike.”
Alongside its Dublin opening, Hard Rock plans to open three further hotels in Europe this year – Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, Hard Rock Hotel Budapest, and Hard Rock Hotel Madrid.