Historic architecture and Westin's signature amenities make a welcome combination at this luxury hotel.
The Westin has done an excellent job of maintaining original architectural features of the former Allied Irish Bank building while introducing modern comforts. Dating back to 1863, this property houses striking guest rooms and suites done in leather, velvet, warm brown tones and mahogany. Classic guest rooms overlook the 5-story, glass-roofed Atrium Lounge, while WestinWORKOUT Rooms bring the gym home, for guests who want to exercise in privacy. The split-level college suite is a stunner, with a balcony overlooking Trinity College and The Bank of Ireland.
The hotel does not have a spa, but in-room massages are available, complete with relaxing music and aromatherapy oils. The RunWESTIN program provides 3- and 5-mile jogging routes designed by New Balance, which also offers a workout gear lending program. Steak lovers should head to Morelands Grill, where locally sourced beef is prepared in a Josper grill. An all-day menu is available in the tranquil, naturally lit Atrium Lounge, and The Mint Bar serves cocktails and Guinness in a picturesque former bank vault.
Nine flexible meeting spaces include the 19th-century Banking Hall, which features an original hand-carved pediment above the entryway and a quartet of chandeliers glittering with 8,000 pieces of Waterford crystal. In addition, the old Royal Irish Constabulary Station serves as a pre-function space and breakout room, and The Teller Room, once the bank manager's office, is ideal for small meetings.