A Dublin hotel that is powered by a river than runs underground has opened its doors to the public.
The Iveagh Garden Hotel harvests energy from River Swan that flows 50m underneath Dublin’s Harcourt Street.
The energy is then used to power the beautiful four-star, 152-bedroom hotel.
The hotel claims to be “the first and only hotel in Europe” to use the unique power system, with the river providing the energy to heat and cool the hotel.
The Iveagh Garden was developed at a cost of €40m. Guests wishing to stay will pay between €159 and €299 for a room for the night.
The hotel merges classic Georgian windows with modern features such as black marble and brass frames.
There is a conference room that can comfortably seat up to 300 people, and a two-tiered bar and bistro in the lobby.
Iveagh Garden sits in the centre of Dublin with popular landmarks St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle and the National Gallery of Ireland all a short walk away.