The Shelbourne Dublin joins Marriott's Autograph Collection

15 May 2019 by Jenni Reid
The Shelbourne Dublin
Historic Dublin hotel The Shelbourne has become the latest European addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

The five-star, 265-room property sits on St Stephen’s Green and has been in operation since 1824.

Recently renovated by Guy Oliver of design firm Oliver Laws, the Shelbourne’s previous guests include Grace Kelly, John F Kennedy and Michael Collins, who have suites named after them.

The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection, Dublin

Food and drink are on offer at the renowned Horseshoe Bar; drawing room The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, which serves afternoon tea; The Saddle Room Restaurant, offering classic Irish dishes; and the new 1824 Bar, pictured below, which specialises in whiskeys.

A signature whiskey called Independent Spirit will be on offer to mark the hotel joining Autograph Collection.

JP Kavanagh, General Manager of The Shelbourne, commented: “The Shelbourne has played a pivotal role in Irish society for nearly two centuries.

“Autograph Collection Hotels’ independent spirit is the perfect fit for the hotel’s next chapter, honouring the unique personality of this timeless Dublin landmark and its countless iconic stories.”

Autograph Collection includes 170 hotels around the world, with Marriott adding 12 European properties this year, representing a 25 per cent growth in the region.

Earlier this month it added the Hotel Banke in Paris, while last year it opened a revamped University Arms in Cambridge, and The Dixon and Bankside in London (click through for our reviews).

As a ‘conversion brand’, hotels that join Autograph Collection tend to retain a unique character while allowing guests to earn and redeem points through loyalty scheme Marriott Bonvoy.

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