Hot Hotel: The Alex, Dublin

Dublin is a vibrant city filled with culture, complex history, an ever-evolving food scene and as of recent years a magnet for major businesses making the move overseas. This recent boom of said industries growing together has brought a spotlight on Ireland’s capital city like never before, one that has taken tourism to an all-time high. In a city with an energetic vibe such as Dublin one can expect a plethora of hotel stays, from large brands to small historic boutique stays, there truly is a fit for any type of traveler. For those looking for the perfect blend of convenience, style and sustainability whether in town on business or pleasure look no further than the Alex Hotel.

The Alex Hotel “a new kid on the block”, has firmly established itself as the contemporary face of Dublin, in the heart of the city’s creative and cultural heartland. The property is within walking distance to Dublin’s iconic sites and cultural hot spots, adjacent to Trinity College, Merrion Square – the home of Oscar Wilde, and approximately 10 miles from Dublin Airport. For those looking to be as close to the action of Dublin’s city center as possible, The Alex is also just minutes from the world-famous Temple Bar district and Saint Stephen’s Green as well as one mile from Guinness Hop Store and Dublin Castle.

Location aside it is imperative to mention that The Alex is part of the O’Callaghan Collection which includes a group of five high-end 4-star boutique hotels in Dublin and Gibraltar city centers. With a reputation that has bred success since inception hotels such as The Davenport, The Green and The Mont have paved the road to success for The Alex to follow in their footsteps. With its hotels situated throughout the city center, the O’Callaghan collection prides itself in being well-known for its stylish décor, friendly staff and top-notch customer service. After a stroll through the lobby, it becomes instantly evident that this location is no different, fitting in perfectly with the brand, hints of the O’Callaghan collection shine brightly throughout the hotel. Boasting 103 spacious rooms with chic ensuites every room at The Alex is designed with maximum comfort and luxury in mind with the utmost guest satisfaction at the forefront. A multitude of room types are available, from the Classic King to the Executive King Room, Junior Suites to the Alex Suite there truly is a room type to cater to any type of traveler. From plush super king-size beds to spacious work desks and seating areas, Dublin’s fastest WiFi to rain forest walk-in showers each room amenity guarantees the most inviting of stays. For those staying in the Executive Rooms or Suites full access to the Executive Lounge allows for small intimate gatherings offering a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as a variety of snacks.

The Alex’s hotel restaurant The Carriage offers breakfast in the mornings followed by extensive a la carte and drinks menus throughout the day and into the evening. Boasting an Art Deco look and a relaxed feel, the Carriage is perfect for casual dining or drinks before a night on the town. The Secret Garden is the hotel’s outdoor terrace, perfect for al fresco dining or an indulgent weekend lunch. Featuring a floral-inspired design, the space boasts a retractable roof and heaters, setting the stage for the Secret Garden to be the ideal option for glamorous dining come rain or shine. For those guests opting for a morning pick me up before hitting the streets of Dublin, Steam is the hotel’s in-house café, serving up fresh barista coffee and healthy snacks, perfect for on the go! For guests that simply can’t go without their morning workout routine no need to fret The Alex has you more than covered with VIP access to their 24-hour gym Core Fitness. Located less than a two minute walk from their sister property The Mont, Core Fitness is a fully equipped fitness center offering state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment that will impress even the most avid fitness lovers.

Last but not least it is extremely important to discuss the level of sustainability that The Alex has achieved in its relatively short time doing business. The Alex Hotel is delighted to be the only Green Key certified hotel in Ireland for a second year running. This award is a testament to the dedication and passionate efforts the team at The Alex, including their suppliers, have made toward a more sustainable future. With their vision to work towards carbon neutrality and fully sustainable practices across their entire hotel footprint, they are committed to playing their part in managing their business in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

It is easy to see why The Alex has quickly risen to the top of one of Dublin’s most sought hotel stays; with its central location merely footsteps away from so many iconic landmarks, stylish modernized décor and friendly customer service all paired with its award-winning sustainability efforts, this my friends is a hotel that will stand the test of time.

Images Courtesy of The Alex Hotel