Morrison to get €7m revamp under new Russian owner
The Morrison hotel, which was bought by billionaire Russian businesswoman Elena Baturina earlier this year, is to undergo a €7 million refurbishment.
The 138-room hotel on Dublin’s Lower Ormond Quay closed its doors this week and will reopen in February next year.
The hotel’s lobby and rooms will undergo a complete re-design led by Dublin architect Nikki O’Donnell, with Irish designers featuring heavily in everything from the art to textiles to sculptures.
Robbie Bargh from the London-based Gorgeous Group – whose previous clients include Pernod Ricard, Selfridges and Rhodes Fine Dining – has been brought in to recreate the bar and restaurant areas.
Stephen Mulligan, UK and Ireland director of Martinez Hotels Resorts, which operates the Morrison, said Ireland’s hospitality sector had been hard hit by the recession, resulting in a huge period of consolidation in recent years.
The hotel, which opened its doors in 1999, was originally designed by John Rocha.