Ireland’s first Hard Rock Hotel has opened in Dublin and it is a treasure trove of music memorabilia and tributes to rock ‘n’ roll legends.
The €52million development features a glass walkway connecting two heritage buildings in the city, the old Exchange Buildings on Lord Edward Street and Temple Bar’s former Fashion House.
The Hard Rock Hotel is a great getaway for any music enthusiasts as it is packed with signed guitars, songsheets and clothing from some of the biggest names in music.
For example, a sweater that was owed by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is one of the first things guests will see as they enter reception.
The lobby has on display David Bowie’s boiler suit from the 1984 Jazzin’ for Blue Jean video, and a guitar signed by The Cranberries sits proudly as a centre piece for the hotel.
The 120 rooms all feature various pieces of rock memorabilia such as Janis Joplin’s autoharp, Phil Lynott’s leather jacket and handwritten lyrics by U2 frontman Bono.
Guests can also order electric guitars, amps and record players up to their rooms so you can control the ‘Sound of Your Stay’.
Although the Hard Rock Hotel is similar in name to the world-famous Hard Rock Cafes the brands are separate and independent of one another.
Stephanie Hayes, Director of Sales & Marketing with the Dublin hotel, said: “There’s going to be a serious education piece there. Ask anybody in Ireland about the Hard Rock, and they immediately refer to the cafes.”
On top of all the historic items to examine that can be found in every room of the hotel, guests can also customise their stay with the help of their very own ‘Vibe Manager’.
Joe Ballance explained his role as ‘Vibe manager’. He said: “Basically, take care of all the fun things. It’s kind of like a fancy concierge,” with responsibilities like curating vinyl and tuning guitars, booking bands and generally ‘getting to know’ the guests.”
If you fancy a stay at the Hard Rock Hotel then prices start from €199 per night for standard rooms, ranging up to €650 for a night in the luxurious Hard Rock Suite.
Take a look at the promotional video below.