The Merrion Hotel in Dublin comprises four adjoined-terrace houses originally built around 1760 for wealthy Irish nobility. But nowadays you don't have to be nobility to be a guest here, nor particularly wealthy, as nightly rates range from a few hundred to well over a thousand Euros nightly depending upon room type selected.
It started with the removal of plastic straws then the switch from single-use bathroom amenities to dispensers. Inch by inch, item by item, operation by operation, the sustainability screws will be tightened throughout your hotel over the coming decade as climate change and 'climate justice' takes centerstage at the UN, in regional governing bodies and within customers' minds.
Is there really such a thing as a perfect event that's held at a hotel? You know, the one that brides dream of or the one that corporate meeting planners hoping to make their mark lust after? For the past few years, I've been following numerous properties on LinkedIn, and standing out from the pack is Forbes five-star, The Lanesborough in London, England, a member of the Oetker Collection.
The last few years have forced companies to adapt more quickly than ever to changing customer expectations in terms of technology. Hospitality is no exception, from mobile room keys to automated notifications across guests' channel of choice (text, email, phone) to inform them of things like confirmed bookings and reservation changes.
If you're up for the excursion, Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland is well worth it. Situated near the western coast of the island, the property is about a three-hour drive along the highway from Dublin Airport.