While business tourism and travel pauses across the world, the cogs are still turning under the surface at Meet in Ireland. As the entire nation carefully follows Government health advice, we’re preparing the ground for a return to business tourism when it’s safe to do so.
Meet in Ireland constantly reviews and assesses new MICE hospitality additions in Ireland so that we can update you with the most current advice regarding Ireland’s business tourism offering. These promising hotel openings and expansions will inspire you as for when the international MICE industry reopens for business.
Hard Rock Hotel (Dublin)
Ireland’s debut Hard Rock Hotel
opened in Dublin in early March. Located on Exchange Street Upper (near the world-famous Temple Bar and Dublin Castle and a short stroll from the Guinness Storehouse and the Olympia Theatre), locations don’t get much better than this.
The 120-room hotel celebrates the rich musical history of Dublin and reflects the city’s vibrant atmosphere, furnished with electrifying colour schemes and Hard Rock memorabilia. Temporarily closed, the hotel plans to reopen in July if possible.
Mayson Hotel (Dublin)
Previously an old warehouse, the brand new Mayson Hotel
opened in December and comprises facilities that would make any venue’s eyes water: including a boutique gym and a traditional Irish pub (available for private hire). With 94 bedrooms and unbeatable River Liffey views, the Mayson will be the perfect venue to host your next event.
The Rooftop Restaurant and bar has 360° views of Dublin, a heated terrace and can be exclusively booked for groups of up to 110 people. Most conveniently, the hotel has a unique event space that includes its own dedicated bar and is flooded with natural light. It can be tailored to suit a 180-person reception, a 110-person banquet or a 140-person theatre.
Maldron Hotel South Mall (Cork)
On the doorstep of Cork’s bustling shopping and entertainment centre and in the midst of the expanding business district lies the city’s newest four-star hotel, The Maldron
. With 163 rooms and five modern meeting rooms, capacity for anything from two to 60 delegates and a dedicated MICE team, the Maldron is the perfect spot for your next event — they also offer competitive packages and delegate day rates.
Institute of Technology Tralee (Kerry)
Perched along Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way, IT Tralee
has recently opened a new €19 million multi-use event space. The Kerry Sports Academy is a purpose-built facility spanning 8,400 square metres, conveniently located on campus at IT Tralee. An international-sized indoor sports arena also functions as a tiered lecture hall and includes meeting rooms and breakout spaces — all with state-of-the-art facilities. Best of all, it has been designed with universal access in mind.
New Ros Bui dining terrace at The Rose Hotel (Kerry)
Located against a backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains, the four-star Rose Hotel
in Tralee is surrounded by fabulous walking and hiking routes and never fails to impress. Featuring 161 bedrooms, its five meeting rooms can accommodate up to 320 delegates. The hotel has recently opened a new dining and event space; showcasing the very best of local produce, its menu includes Kerry Coast Oysters, Spa Crab Meat and Bally’s Goats Cheese.
This is just a selection of some of the country’s world-class venues now offering increased capacity — and it’s a guarantee that as a spectacular MICE destination, Ireland will be well equipped to host your meetings and events when we reopen for business. The Meet in Ireland team is on hand to advise on funding for your ideal MICE activities. Contact us today to find out more