• The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2
  • The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2

Without doubt this has been one of the most demanding, exciting, and rewarding projects we have worked on as there is an almost proprietorial attitude in most people who know The Shelbourne, and still it had to compete in the international market with those familiar with The Dorchester and The Athénée, for example. Consequently, we adopted a design approach that respected the 'Old Lady of the Green' and simply dressed her in elegant new clothes, restoring the old fabric and simplifying it, so that the great original details could be appreciated again, but all the time introducing something contemporary, usually in the art, to declare the era of this latest makeover. It received an Opus Building Award in 2007.