Luxury Dublin Hotel Hosts America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, and Her Daughters
The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel is no stranger to VIP guests. Since it opened in 1824, this luxury hotel has been a place where both history is made (the Irish Constitution was drafted here) and the rich and famous come to rest their heads. With her recent stay, America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, joins a list of special guests at this Dublin National Gallery hotel that includes everyone from Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bono.
From the 16th to 18th June, the First Lady of the United States and her two daughters, Sasha and Malia, stayed at this City Centre Dublin hotel, occupying the Princess Grace suite, named after another of the hotel's famous past guests.
The two-bedroom suite offers 138 square metres that include a sitting room, dining room, living room and two bathrooms. Guests of the Princess Grace suite, including the Obamas, enjoy amenities such as personal butler service, complimentary high-speed Internet access, 24-hour room service and complimentary bottled water. Able to accommodate up to four guests, the suite also features three 32-inch LCD TVs, an iPod dock, table for eight, desk, marble bathroom with double vanities and a sofa.
One doesn't have to have political clout or movie-star status to enjoy a stay at this Dublin hotel with a pool. Every guest, from those staying in a smaller queen accommodation to those in a large one-bedroom suite in the Heritage wing, is treated like a VIP by the attentive staff, who is on hand 24 hours a day.
About the The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
It doesn't take a crown to experience the royal treatment at The Shelbourne Dublin. Opened in 1824 and the site where the Irish Constitution was drafted, this luxury hotel was fully restored in 2007 and now offers modern travellers a stay befitting its five-star status. Recognised in Condé Nast Traveller's Readers Choice Awards, this historic hotel retains historic design details including the Grand Staircase and multiple statues, yet offers of-the-moment in-room technology including LCD flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod/iPhone/iPad docking stations. Guest rooms also feature a marble bathroom and luxurious bedding. Overlooking the grand garden square St. Stephen's Green and located in the heart of the city centre, this Dublin hotel is a popular event venue and offers more than 10,000 square feet of event space and a team of expert planners. Guests have access to special services when they stay at The Shelbourne Dublin including a barbershop, complimentary shoeshine, 24-hour accredited Golden Keys Concierge team and an exclusive Genealogy Butler for guests who wish to trace their Irish ancestry. From morning to night, this Dublin hotel offers guests a good meal. Lord Mayor's Lounge is known for its elegant Afternoon Tea, while pre-dinner cocktails and nightcaps are always on the menu at both The Horseshoe Bar and No. 27 Bar & Lounge. The Saddle Room, featuring gold leather banquettes, warm accents and a menu of seafood, oysters and steak, is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Nearby explore Trinity College, Temple Bar, Grafton Street and the Cultural Quarter.