The luxury shopping venues located just outside the city limits offer customized, full-service programs for international groups. There are nine Chic Outlets in Europe.Surrounded by historic romance and charm, The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin offers a decidedly modern design experience, but one no less lacking in style and artistic flair. The location is magnificent too. The 5-star hotel faces the central St. Stephen’s Green, which is regarded among the most posh addresses in Ireland. And, it’s just a walk around the corner to Dublin’s central shopping district along Grafton Street, making this a solid choice for shopping groups visiting Kildare Village, a member of Chic Outlet Shopping.
The lobby has pale slate gray floors and gray/white walls to showcase a museum quality mix of classical and contemporary fine art paintings. At the back of the lobby, the Inn on the Green is a relaxed pub popular for fashionable locals, which also makes a great pre/post meeting location or a fun lunch spot for the fish ‘n chips, which we highly recommend.
For fine dining, the 1-Michelin star Thornton’s Restaurant is considered one of Dublin’s finest contemporary kitchens. Above the lobby on the mezzanine level, the more casual Citron restaurant was voted Best Hotel Restaurant in Ireland in 2012 by Food & Wine critic Paolo Tullio.
The most in-demand guest rooms overlook St. Stephen’s Green. The snazzy plum and gold, or plum and burgundy, color palette of the Paul Smith fabrics is a striking counterpoint against the greenery outside the windows. We loved the neon citrus-hued clawfoot bathtubs and smart TV with fast WiFi too.
For meetings in this handsome “Baronial Moderne” building, there are two conference rooms hosting 50/100 for cocktails, and a 14-pax boardroom.