We’re still celebrating: the Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin turns 200!

date_range 24 November, 2017 label , , , , question_answer 4 Comments

In the heart of Dublin, near the picturesque Temple Bar neighbourhood, the majestic Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin celebrated its 200th anniversary yesterday. The celebration, attended by more than 200 guests, was a chance to present to the attendees the improvements to the historic building introduced in recent months. Acquired by RIU last year, the Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin maintains the impressive beauty of its beginnings in the hotel trade, in 1817, while offering the exclusive amenities of RIU Hotels & Resorts.

Before a select group of commercial partners, colleagues and friends, the Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin offered its finest service to the guests and unveiled the changes made in the renovation: the enhancements in the meeting and event spaces, the improvements in the rooms, bars and restaurants, and the redecoration of the common areas are some of the improvements at our urban hotel in Dublin. Prominent among the changes is the work of art now displayed in the lobby: a handcrafted creation composed of more than 400 pieces of glass that pays tribute to Ireland through its most emblematic flowers.

Following the renovation, the hotel maintains the 323 rooms that in their day accommodated figures like Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and the then-president of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower. All the rooms have the best amenities, so you won’t lack for anything during your stay with us. And, for enjoying the spectacular views of the city and the Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin’s incredible surroundings, we have a penthouse suite available.

The hotel director, Paul McCracken, noted in his speech that this date marks the start of a new era for the hotel, which became part of the RIU family a little over a year ago. “We celebrate our 200-year anniversary looking to the future with great excitement as members of the RIU family, and we are unveiling our renovated hotel right at this excellent moment the city and tourism sector in Ireland is experiencing”.

And, the presentation of the new Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin coincides with the improvements being made to O’Connell Street. The famous street where the hotel is located, the main street of the city, has been the target of investment in infrastructure and businesses in recent years. Proof of this is the Luas, the new tram that will pass directly in front of the hotel and which will also enhance the modernity, connectivity and quality of the zone.

If you want to go beyond the centre of Dublin and visit other areas, the Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is very close to the Abbey Street tram stop, which gives you easy access to other points of the city. Dublin is a unique city that you should visit if you’re looking from something out of the ordinary, so don’t hesitate and get to know this picturesque city with RIU Hotels & Resorts. We’re waiting for you!


  • Karen Mathieu

    I had a disappointing afternoon tea. The server who started with us went home so we sat for 30 minutes without being served… finally we called over to a different server and he went to search for someone to serve us. We were sitting for 30 minutes before we had our food. Then it was presented in a disjointed way, with sandwiches and sweets on the same platter. The food was average at best. The surrounding not like an afternoon tea at all. We were the only ones having the tea. We were adjoined by business people on one side and heavy drinkers on the other.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Karen!

      We’re sorry to read your comment. Our main goal is the total satisfaction of all our guests, we are really sorry that in your case it was not a total pleasant. I will certainly follow this up with the relevant head of department for review.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Lynn morear

    Hi we use to go to your Rui hotels in Tunisia and Morocco we had wonderful holidays for many years. Due to illness my husband can no longer fly. Do you have any hotels that we could go to the uk

    Kindest regards
    Lynn Morear

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Lynn!

      Many thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, we are not yet present in the UK 🙁

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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