Yay…..the Skylon Hotel in Dublin have just completed their renovations and the hotel is looking fabulous. I was there a few weeks ago when the builders were in the thick of it all.
I was back up last Thursday and was delighted to see the refurbishments all complete.
As we all know the Skylon Hotel belongs to the McEniff family, a home from home experience.
The Skylon ‘facelift’ started renovations in early April and the plans were conducted by the architect John O’Neill and building company Sema Construction. The idea was to create two separate entrances; one to the bar & grill and the other to the main hotel. The glass exterior with automatic doors creates an illusion of glamour and elegance that enters into a very spacious and bright lobby.
The foyer is bright and colourful with a nice relaxing atmosphere and Afternoon Tea if you want.
I have to mention the lovely staff, the girls on reception Saska, Alexandra and Maya who were very nice and attentive to us. We made our way into the bar and met two lovely Donegal ladies working there, Megan McKelvey from Doochary and Niamh Kelly from Stranorlar. Barry Corcoran was the cocktail maker for the night!!
They have also done a fantastic job on the newly refurbished Bar & Grill. Looking elegant classic with the use of deep buttoned seating, painted square panelling and a lot of brush brass fittings and detailing. A high polished herringbone flooring in walnut has been fitted throughout with areas along the bar and the front windows treated to a classic patterned tile. The colours throughout the bar are a rich mix of royal blue, rich red, and soft mid-brown, all set against classic blue-grey and walnut panelled walls and a new full wall of glazing to the front of the hotel.
It was nice to meet the GM ShaneMcGavock and Daniel Fodor, Reservations Revenue Manager who looked after us so well.
The 126 bedroom hotel is located just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport & 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre.
When leaving in the morning you are on the MI in 5 mins which is so handy hitting the hills of Donegal after a nice stay in the McEniff Skylon Hotel.·