Spotlight on Dublin – The Dean Hotel

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Developed by the the Press Up Entertainment Group, which also operates U2’s Clarence Hotel, the Dean is an urbane and boldly-designed four-star giving the city’s boutique hotel scene a fresh cutting edge.

It sets 52 bedrooms over several floors of Georgian and contemporary architecture, with a set-piece highlight in the shape of a rooftop bar and restaurant – Sophie’s.

The restaurant comes with 270-degree views over the city centre.

The Dean has invested heavily in emerging Irish artists, boasts a rotisserie on its ground floor, a first-floor function room (‘The Blue Room’), and loads of delicious design touches.

Think miniature Smeg fridges and Marshall amps, old-school sweets, little brown envelopes for room keys and Grafton Barber bathroom products.