SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 18, 2013 15:49 ET

The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Earns a Prestigious 5 AA Red Stars Rating

Boasting Exceptional Service and Amenities, Dublin's Finest Historic Property Is Crowned as the Best of the Best

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - With so many luxury properties in the world today, deciding which is the best requires careful consideration. Is service of paramount importance? Previous accolades? A history as long and illustrious as that of some of its clientele? Only when all of these categories are taken into account -- with amenities and location thrown into the mix -- does a clear picture begin to emerge, one in which The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel is unquestionably the focus.

On September 26, 2013, The Shelbourne Dublin hosted the Hospitality Awards for AA Ireland, an institution that has evaluated and awarded excellence in the hospitality industry for more than 100 years. During this event, the AA Ireland recognised The Shelbourne as being exemplary among Dublin luxury hotels and accordingly awarded it five AA Red Stars.

Red Stars are only awarded to properties that meet the organisation's strict standards for service and overall experience. These hotels, which stand out from other properties in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, are also the AA's Inspectors' Choice.

Considering this five-star Dublin hotel's long history of excellence and accolades, it's no surprise that the organisation recognised it as being "the best of the best" in Europe as it awarded the property its coveted five Red Stars. The hotel was recently crowned as "Best Hotel in Europe" at the Marriott International Europe Awards. And when First Lady Michelle Obama travelled to Dublin with her daughters, this luxury city-centre hotel was selected to welcome her. In fact, from the hotel's gracious accommodations, to its fine-dining venues, the property has become a venerable Dublin institution.

Of course, it's only with the dedication and hard work of every staff member that The Shelbourne is able to provide exemplary service. Each person's individual commitment adds up to one hotel experience that has become the definition of excellence within the industry.

About 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 bathrooms, paired with modern amenities such as an LCD flat-screen TVs, iPod/iPhone/iPad docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and luxurious bedding. Befitting its five-star status, this Dublin hotel offers special services including complimentary shoeshine, a barbershop, a 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 centre 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.

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