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New luxury hotel in Dublin: The Leinster is set to open in February 2024

Opening in February 2024, The Leinster is an innovative luxury lifestyle hotel, offering a fresh approach to five-star hospitality and fine dining in Dublin.

Located on the edge of Merrion Square. the hotel will be home to 55 bedrooms & suites, and the highly anticipated launch of Jean – Georges at The Leinster; a ground-breaking first for Ireland, proudly taking residence upon the hotel’s rooftop.

The Collins Club bar and supper club, and a luxury boutique gym & thermal suite experience from the experts behind POWER and The O’Dwyer Suite event space also add to the wow factor.

With a host of Dublin’s cultural offerings on its doorstep including the National Museum of Ireland, MoLi, National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College and the Oscar Wilde House, The Leinster has been thoughtfully designed to delight guests, offering somewhere new for locals to love and guests to discover. 

Some of Ireland’s most famed poets and literary figures frequented the Merrion Square area, from James Joyce to William B Yeats, making The Leinster the perfect destination for culture lovers to linger. Cited as a luxurious hideaway, the hotel will add vibrancy and intrigue to Merrion Square and offers the perfect city escape for those looking to explore and truly experience Dublin.

Boasting a rooftop restaurant curated by the world famous and acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; and following in the footsteps of his restaurants in London, New York, Paris, Kyoto and more. Jean-Georges at The Leinster will be his first foray and footstep into Ireland.

Jean-Georges’ innovative culinary concept will see Irish classics blended with fresh French and southeast Asian flavours, deliciously crafted from local suppliers. Guests can indulge in imaginative menus artfully paired with an extensive selection of wines and cocktails curated by the hotel’s sommelier and head bartender.

With seating up to 140 guests and set against a backdrop of breathtaking views of Georgian Dublin, Jean-Georges brings his signature cuisine to Ireland and will serve up breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner: ideal for relaxed daytime lunching to fancy evening dinners and celebrations. 

The Leinster has been designed by Dublin-based architects ODAA and Henchion Reuter Architects & Interior Designers ODonnell O’Neill Design to celebrate the heritage of its surrounding area. With a timeless aesthetic, inspired by its existing architecture and location,

The Leinster will bring life to this corner of Merrion Square, fusing old with new through bold modern patterns and tactile materials to create a multifaceted and sophisticated design with a contemporary touch. The design of The Leinster is instantly inviting but also alive with art and modernity.

Turning bedroom walls into canvases and the halls into galleries, each space at The Leinster has been beautifully marked by artists from Ireland and abroad. Exhibiting both up-and-coming and established talent, with pieces by Melissa O’Donnell (FKA O’Faherty), Paris-based Irish artist Colette Riet, Irish artist by way of LA Domino Whisker, Virginia-based Irish artist Stephen Dunne and much-loved friend of The Leinster, Damien Hirst.

Botanical in theme, there will be over 300 curated pieces of original painted art from more than 80 artists dotted around the hotel, the art collection at The Leinster is a dynamic reflection of Ireland’s exemplary contemporary art scene.

Above all, The Leinster will celebrate authentic Irish hospitality, immersing guests in local cultural and culinary experiences, always with a friendly welcome and the well-known Irish sense of humour. At The Leinster, guests will experience a sense of fun, homeliness, and ease whilst settling into an ever so charming and luxurious environment.

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten said: “Dublin is a city that, for many years, I’ve wanted to discover and explore. It has such a rich history and expansive cuisine, culture, and amazing ingredients that I’m excited to dive into. At The Leinster, we are bringing a taste of Asia, France and New York to the rooftop but also leaning into the local Irish producers to create a unique dining experience for all guests. We will offer familiar yet different dishes to Dublin locals and tourists alike and we look forward to welcoming you all to Jean-Georges at The Leinster!”

Melanie Nocher, General Manager of The Leinster, said: “The hotel boasts beautiful bedrooms and Jean-Georges on the rooftop, and we are so looking forward to welcoming guests through our doors. Modern bold designs flirt with local art and beautiful patterned fabrics; guests at The Leinster can expect a welcoming and personalised hotel experience which plays host to those after spur of the moment luxurious city stays and longer lingering escapes to Ireland.”

Bryan Davern, Director of Hotels said: The Leinster is set to be a really exciting addition to Dublin’s hotel scene, as a luxurious lifestyle property. The hotel has been designed to ignite guest’s curiosity, whether that be through the welcome on arrival and the experience at Jean – Georges, to that curated cocktail in The Collins Club or the art on the walls, we are bringing life to a property that is infused with style, personality, and design. In 2024, travellers are set to seek out immersive stays and prioritise cultural and food & drinks experiences more than ever. We are thrilled to be able to meet these needs, with the welcome of Jean-Georges to Dublin, and our commitment to art, culture and design informing all aspects of our hotel.”

Room rates from €300 per night. For further information and restaurant bookings, visit https://theleinster.ie/

For media enquiries, contact:
Paul Charles / Lara Good / Rosie Atkins / Rosie Burrill / Megan Williams
via TheLeinster@pc.agency, or call +44 (0)20 7768 0001.