SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 21, 2013 12:00 ET

Luxury Dublin Hotel Wins Three European Marriott Awards

The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Named Best in Europe

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) -  The secret behind the success at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel could be accredited to a variety of things, from its beautiful historic details to its convenient location in the heart of the city centre. The most obvious element, however, is the luxury Dublin hotel's staff, a winning team that was recently recognised at Marriott's 2012 Europe Awards.

The annual awards celebrate "the calibre, talent, results and quality of Renaissance and Marriott hotels and staff, and [recognise] passion for performance and commitment to excellence." This five-star Dublin hotel was recognised three times at this year's ceremony as the Best Renaissance Hotel Europe 2012, General Manager of the Year Europe 2012 and Best Sales & Marketing Team Europe 2012. 

The wins for this Dublin hotel near the National Gallery came under the leadership of general manager Stephen Hanley and director of sales and marketing Yvonne Donohue.

"I am very proud that The Shelbourne has been awarded Best Renaissance Hotel in Europe for the first time," Hanley says. "This is an incredible achievement considering the standard of the properties across the brand, and it is undeniably a testament to our whole team at The Shelbourne, who are dedicated to creating excellence every day. Each and every member of staff contributes to our success, and being awarded Best Hotel in Europe, Best General Manager and Sales & Marketing Team of the Year 2012 is a huge source of pride for us all at The Shelbourne."

The Shelbourne has a winning tradition, as its executive chef Garry Hughes won Renaissance Culinary Excellence Global Chef of the Year last October, a major acknowledgement of his great technical skills and culinary expertise.

About the The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Set in the city centre, overlooking the grand St. Stephen's Green garden square, The Shelbourne Dublin offers a luxurious stay in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Restored in 2007, this five-star hotel was voted the top hotel in Ireland and Dublin in Condé Nast Traveller's 2011 Readers Choice Awards. Guest rooms carry European elegance in their rich accents, warm tones and marble bathroom, paired with modern amenities such as an LCD flat-screen TV, iPod/iPhone/iPad docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi and luxurious bedding. Befitting its five-star status, this Dublin hotel offers special services including complimentary shoeshine, a barbershop, 24-hour accredited Golden Keys Concierge team and an exclusive Genealogy Butler for guests who wish to trace their Irish ancestry. Guests with no Irish blood can still travel back in time at nearby Trinity College and Temple Bar. Focus on health and happiness at the fitness center and spa, or purchase a special souvenir at one of Grafton Street's boutiques. Dining at this Dublin hotel is a delight, with a number of options for both casual and formal meals and drinks. At The Saddle Room, named after the hotel's historic dining rooms, guests can enjoy modern takes on steak, oysters and seafood in a relaxed setting. Fine dining at Lord Mayor's Lounge includes an indulgent Afternoon Tea. Both the No. 27 Bar & Lounge and The Horseshoe Bar offer great places for an evening out with cocktails and light fare. This Dublin hotel near Brown Thomas is perfect for meetings and events, offering more than 10,000 square feet of event space, catering and an expert planning team.

Contact Information

    The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
    27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, 2