The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Client: Rotuma Ltd.
Status: Completed 2007
Cantrell & Crowley Architects were responsible for the design of all public areas in the hotel’s latest makeover including the entrance foyer, hotel reception, Lord Mayors Lounge, main bar, Saddle Room restaurant, Oyster Bar and the famous Horse Shoe Bar.
Without doubt this project has been one of the most exciting, and rewarding projects we have undertaken. A design approach was adopted that respected the ‘Old Lady of the Green’, carefully restoring the old fabric, so that the beautiful original details could be appreciated once again. At the same time we introduced a classic contemporary style bringing the hotel up to date.
Artwork also played an important role, with paintings by upcoming Irish artists such as Cian McLoughlin complimenting works by established artists such as Louis Le Brocquy.
This project received an Opus Building Award in 2007.