When it comes to hosting a world-class event, the choice of venue is key. Ireland has long been a go-to destination for international event planners, and now, with the unveiling of multi-million-Euro refurbishments at Castlemartyr Resort in Cork, The Dylan Hotel in Dublin and Killashee Hotel in Kildare, the country is setting a new standard as a hub for high quality conference and event spaces.
Castlemartyr Resort, Co. Cork
Situated in stunning East Cork, Castlemartyr Resort has undergone an extensive refurbishment, setting new standards for luxury and service. The resort is a mere 25-minute drive from Cork Airport, offering a balanced blend of seclusion and accessibility for global visitors.
When it comes to event spaces, the resort is a haven of versatility. The Capel Suite ballroom can accommodate up to 220 guests and delegates for a gala dinner, while the Kiltha Suite is perfect for smaller events, hosting up to 100 guests and delegates in a theatre-style setting. For more intimate executive gatherings, the resort also offers three dedicated boardrooms.
Accommodation is equally impressive, boasting 108 guest rooms and suites that range in size from 500 square feet to a lavish 900 square feet. The room categories include Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, Garden Rooms, Manor State Rooms, Junior Suites, Junior Suites with Balcony, and Manor Grand Suites, offering an array of options to suit every taste and need.
Dining and amenities are nothing short of exceptional. Terre, led by Chef Patron Vincent Crepel, recently received its first Michelin Star just six months after opening. For wellness, there is a luxurious spa and country club, adding to the venue's comprehensive offerings. But the experience at Castlemartyr Resort goes beyond dining and relaxation; the resort also offers a range of estate activities.
The Dylan Hotel, Dublin
Nestled just off Baggot Street in the heart of Dublin City, The Dylan Hotel is more than just a 5-star boutique venue; it’s a top choice for meeting and event spaces in Dublin. The hotel’s comprehensive redesign project puts it at the forefront for international event planners seeking both exceptional meeting spaces and luxurious accommodation. Led by design firm Tonik, the project breathed new life into existing artwork and furniture, making sustainability a priority.
The hotel’s refurbished bedrooms are a sanctuary of comfort and style, designed to meet the needs of delegates. Bespoke walnut joinery, created by skilled Irish craftsmen, features in each room. Intricate inlays of natural stone, solid walnut fluting panels and accents of brass add to the luxurious experience. The walls are adorned with locally sourced artworks curated in partnership with art director Catherine O'Riordan, adding a cultural richness to each guest’s stay.
Meanwhile, The Dylan excels in providing top-notch spaces for business meetings and events. Whether you're planning an intimate board meeting or a larger occasion, the hotel has flexible event spaces that can be tailored to meet specific needs.
For small, high-level board meetings or intimate private dining, The Library at The Dylan is an elegant space flooded with natural light. A bespoke collection of books and a cosy fireplace add to the room's ambiance, making it perfect for gatherings of up to 16 people. For smaller meetings, Room 1900 provides a smart, intimate setting ideal for up to 10 persons, establishing it as a practical choice for focused business discussions.
Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare
Following a €5 million investment, Killashee Hotel in Kildare has solidified its position as an industry leader in the conferences and events sector. A mere 40-minute drive from Dublin and 45 minutes from Dublin Airport, the venue is highly accessible for both local and international delegates.
Killashee’s refurbished conference facilities now feature contemporary furnishings, state-of-the-art AV systems and high-speed WiFi. The first floor has five meeting rooms surrounding the Larkspur Lounge, an on-site café, making it perfect for coffee breaks, group discussions and networking.
The Lockewood Suite, Killashee’s main conference space, can cater for up to 600 guests and delegates in a theatre style. It can also be divided into smaller, independent meeting rooms or transformed into an exhibition centre.
Of course, Killashee doesn't just shine in conference facilities; it also offers 141 luxurious bedrooms, a choice of two restaurants, and an impressive array of amenities including a spa and a 25-metre pool. Set on a 55-acre estate, the venue provides plenty of outdoor space for team-building activities. Nearby, you’ll find top golf courses such as The K Club and renowned horse-racing courses like Punchestown, adding extra allure for delegates.
Castlemartyr Resort, The Dylan Hotel and Killashee Hotel offer an unparalleled blend of luxury and comfort, making them top choices for event spaces and conference hotels in Cork, Dublin and Kildare. In addition to their close proximity to international airports, these venues deliver an unforgettable Irish experience. They cater to a wide range of event requirements, from board meetings to grand galas, and incorporate a unique touch through Michelin-starred dining and locally sourced art.
To discover more about these incredible venues and how they can elevate your next event, get in touch with a member of the Meet in Ireland today.