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InterContinental Dublin is Awarded Membership to Virtuoso Travel

March 15, 2019

The five-star InterContinental Dublin in Ballsbridge has been awarded membership to Virtuoso, a leading global network of travel partners specialising in luxury and experiential travel, comprised of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

InterContinental Dublin is the fifth hotel in Dublin, and one of only 19 in Ireland, to secure membership within this prestigious luxury travel network. Inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s 17,500 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele.

The announcement follows the completion of a multimillion euro refurbishment of the property since The MHL Collection took over ownership in May 2015. The hotel boasts 50 of Dublin’s largest and most luxurious suites, which were recently completely refurbished, with the top three suites renamed after famous local literary legends James Joyce, WB Yeats and Lady Gregory, embracing the fascinating literary history of Ballsbridge.

InterContinental Dublin joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers worldwide. These partners specialise in world-class client service and experiences, secure superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients. InterContinental Dublin’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Ciara Hanley, Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Dublin: “It is a great honour and a privilege to be accepted by this invitation only, luxury network. Being invited into this prestigious network of luxury advisors acknowledges our placement as a leading Five Star brand both in Ireland and to the International luxury traveller. Virtuoso has always maintained exceptional high standards when selecting properties to be part of its luxury travel network, I was thrilled to receive the news we have been accepted onto their programme.”

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Spend a Lazy Sunday Afternoon at InterContinental Dublin

February 11, 2019

-New Sunday Roast Menu is Served-

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday Roast in five-star style with family or friends at InterContinental Dublin in Ballsbridge, Dublin’s most exclusive address. Let Executive Chef Alberto Rossi and his team treat you to an afternoon of culinary delights in the cosy surroundings of Seasons Restaurant.
Choose from a selection of starters including Caesar Salad with Baby Gem, Crispy Bacon, Parmesan Crisp and Baguette Croutons, Crispy Pork Belly with Celeriac, Apple and Beetroots, and a super Spinach and Blueberry Salad with Spinach Leaves, Avocado, Orange Segments, Quinoa, Blueberries, Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds and Walnuts. Then, indulge in sumptuous main courses such as Grilled Black Sole with Meunière, Prawn Colcannon and Sautéed Spinach; Roasted Striploin served with Caramelised Shallot, Horseradish Crushed Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding, a juicy 6oz Irish Beef Burger with Truffle Caramelised Onion, Pepper Relish, Bacon and Dubliner Cheese in a Brioche Bun, and Grilled Lemon Chicken with Aromatic Pilau Rice and Mint Yogurt.
Finish off your relaxed meal with a sweet treat such as Banana Eaton Mess with Dulce de Leche, Meringue Kisses and Peanut Butter Cremeux, Raspberry Cheesecake with Honey Comb Crisp and Raspberry Compote, or sinful Fried Oreos with Warm Milk Chocolate Sauce and Oreo Ice Cream!
The New Sunday Roast menu will be served each Sunday in Seasons Restaurant from February 24th between 1pm and 4pm at €35pp for two courses and €40pp for three courses.
Booking is essential on 01- 665 4000
www.intercontinentaldublin.ie

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Sunday Brunch is back

September 06, 2018

Brunch is back, and this time it’s bottomless…

InterContinental Dublin has re-introduced its popular Sunday Brunch to the award-winning Seasons Restaurant, and this time it’s bottomless!
Why not take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious family Sunday Roast of Grilled Bone-in Rib Eye; Corn-Fed Chicken or Lamb Rump, expertly prepared by Executive Chef Alberto Rossi and his team and served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, salad and Yorkshire pudding. Diners can also enjoy delights such as crispy Cajun Spiced Squid; Buttermilk Chicken Tenders with Coriander Rice and Mint Yogurt; Scrumptious Belgian Waffle with Fresh Berries, Vanilla Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup and Crispy Bacon, or Pulled Pork with Apple on Toasted Brioche, and choose from delicious sides including Sweet Potato Fries with Feta Cheese and Chorizo or a choice between Cheddar or Colcannon Mash – made to be shared!

Then, indulge in decadent desserts such as tantalising Raspberry Cheesecake with Honeycomb Crisp and Raspberry Compote; Fresh Bomboloni with Butterscotch Sauce, Chocolate Ganache and Vanilla Ice-Cream; or sinful Fried Oreos with Warm Chocolate Sauce and Oreo Ice-Cream.

What’s more, wash down this scrumptious five-star brunch with a choice of bottomless Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut, refreshing Bellinis, Mimosas, Prosecco and Absolut Bloody Marys! A selection of fresh juices are also available.

Bottomless Sunday Brunch will be served in Seasons Restaurant every Sunday from 9th September 2018 from 1pm–4pm. The bottomless beverage offer starts at €30pp.

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InterContinental Dublin is Awarded Membership to Virtuoso Travel

June 06, 2018

The five-star InterContinental Dublin in Ballsbridge has been awarded membership to Virtuoso, a leading global network of travel partners specialising in luxury and experiential travel, comprised of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

InterContinental Dublin is the fifth hotel in Dublin, and one of only 19 in Ireland, to secure membership within this prestigious luxury travel network. Inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s 17,500 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele.

The announcement follows the completion of a multimillion euro refurbishment of the property since The MHL Collection took over ownership in May 2015. The hotel boasts 50 of Dublin’s largest and most luxurious suites, which were recently completely refurbished, with the top three suites renamed after famous local literary legends James Joyce, WB Yeats and Lady Gregory, embracing the fascinating literary history of Ballsbridge.

InterContinental Dublin joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers worldwide. These partners specialise in world-class client service and experiences, secure superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients. InterContinental Dublin’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Ciara Hanley, Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Dublin: “It is a great honour and a privilege to be accepted by this invitation only, luxury network. Being invited into this prestigious network of luxury advisors acknowledges our placement as a leading Five Star brand both in Ireland and to the International luxury traveller. Virtuoso has always maintained exceptional high standards when selecting properties to be part of its luxury travel network, I was thrilled to receive the news we have been accepted onto their programme.”

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Stay in style while visiting Dublin

June 06, 2018

Thank you very much to Flight Network for featuring us in their blog review on "The Absolute Best Places to stay on Your Next Dublin Trip"

If you really want to stay in style while visiting Dublin you should book a room at InterContinental Dublin. This is Ireland’s finest Five Star Hotel which is situated on two acres of landscaped gardens in an unrivalled location in Ballsbridge. The hotel features 197 rooms and suites which are lavishly redecorated in the finest silks, carpets and furniture. The rooms are incredibly spacious, and the luxury experience you will receive here is unparalleled. Everything is upscale and with an award-winning spa where you can get luxury massages, skin care and more, you are bound to feel like a king or queen when you stay at this hotel. Also housing an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi it might actually be hard for you to  leave the hotel. This is absolutely one of our top choices of accommodation in Dublin!

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Press Release

April 23, 2018

Delicious home-grown Irish asparagus is the plat du jour on a special seasonal menu at the five-star InterContinental Dublin this May. Our Executive Chef Alberto Rossi is making the most of asparagus season in Ireland (which runs for quite a short time, from just May until June) with the addition of mouth-watering green asparagus sourced from Drummond House in Baltray, Co. Louth, as well as white and purple asparagus from the Wye Valley near Herefordshire in England, to the hotel’s seasonal menus.

Guests can choose from dishes including sumptuous cured Irish organic salmon with white asparagus to start, followed by a mid-course of the perfect combination of white, purple and green asparagus with egg and truffle ravioli, or melt-in-the-mouth poached and roasted Kilkenny rose veal loin with asparagus purée, white asparagus tips, broad beans and Romanesco for the main course.

The special asparagus menu will be available from 4th – 31st May in Seasons Restaurant and the Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Dublin with dishes starting at €13.00.

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Press Release

February 13, 2018

Leinster Rugby’s Ross Molony, Garry Ringrose, Max Deegan and Senior Coach Stuart Lancaster were at the five star InterContinental Dublin on Monday 12th February to announce that the hotel has become the official hotel partner of Leinster Rugby.

Ciara Hanley, Director of Sales & Marketing at InterContinental Dublin said:

“We are delighted to welcome Leinster Rugby, whose home ground is literally on our doorstep, so it makes great sense for both parties that we have become partners for the 2018/2019 season. The Hotel has a long relationship with the rugby community and we look forward to working closely with Leinster Rugby staff, the team and supporters over the coming years. For us the brand alignment with Leinster Rugby is a perfect fit and we wish the team all the best in the Guinness PRO14 and the European Rugby Champions Cup.”

Michael Dawson, Chief Executive, Leinster Rugby, said:

“We are delighted to be here today at the five star InterContinental Dublin and to formally launch this partnership. The InterContinental Dublin have been long-standing supporters of Leinster Rugby and this formal partnership will allow us both to further that relationship over the coming seasons on match days and beyond.”

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Press Release

November 14, 2017

InterContinental Dublin’s Festive Afternoon Tea is back again exclusively for the month of December.

Relax after Christmas shopping in Ireland’s capital city or catch up with friends over a luxurious Festive Afternoon Tea in the cosy and elegant surroundings of The Reading Room at the Five Star InterContinental Dublin.
Relax into luxurious velvet armchairs, sip a glass of Champagne by the open fire and celebrate the magic of the festive seasons. You are invited to escape the winter days by indulging in a selection of expertly crafted pasties by our resident award-winning Pastry Chefs. Our Festive Afternoon Tea Menu showcases delicious hand-made delights of chocolate mini log with Baileys cremeux, cinnamon panna cotta and warm orange date pudding. So, let taste buds run wild, ponder and savour the culinary passion of the Festive infused creations and celebrate in ultimate five-star surroundings.

InterContinental Dublin’s luxurious Festive Afternoon Tea is available exclusively from 1st - 31st December 2017, Monday to Friday from 2- 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm. Festive Afternoon Tea is €38.00 per person, why not spoil yourself with a glass of bubbles from €8.50 per person – after all ‘tis the season to be jolly.

Book now to avoid disappointment. To make a reservation, please call +353 1 665 4000 or email: reservations@icdublin.com

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Press Release

July 12, 2017

The five-star InterContinental Dublin has launched its ‘Continentally Classic’ Best Dressed Lady competition, which will take place at the hotel on the evening of August 10th following Ladies’ Day at the 2017 Dublin Horse Show.
Stylist Bairbre Power and Nicky Logue, General Manager of InterContinental Dublin, will judge the Best Dressed on the evening, and will be looking for a Continentally Classic look with lots of originality and individuality with a twist!
Guests attending on the 10th will enjoy refreshing Perrier-Jouet Champagne, a Monkey 47 Gin Cocktail Bar, and entertainment in the ICE Bar and gardens post-Horse Show.

Participants will be invited to enter during Ladies’ Day at the 2017 Dublin Horse Show via a wristband system, and the Best Dressed Lady will win the grand prize of a three-night stay in the stunning five-star InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel, Aer Lingus return flights from Dublin for two, a Bordeaux vineyard tour, a €100 voucher for The Loop at Dublin Airport and Executive Lounge and Fast Track pass. The winner will also receive a two night stay for two at InterContinental Dublin with dinner and spa treatments included.

Nicky Logue, General Manager, InterContinental Dublin: “We are delighted to host the first ‘Continentally Classic’ Best Dressed Lady competition at InterContinental Dublin on August 10th. We hope it becomes a keenly attended annual event where the most stylish ladies gather post the Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day Competition, and of course we are literally less than a five minute walk from the RDS.

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Press Release

December 16, 2016

WIN A 5* LEOPARDSTOWN RACING BREAK IN THE IRISH FIELD 

Look out for the opportunity to win a 5* Leopardstown Racing Break in The Irish Field on Saturday 17 December. You could enjoy the thrills of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival (26-29 December, 2016) with a Day Pass followed by a luxurious overnight in our Deluxe Guestroom and then wake up to a delicious Full Irish Breakfast in Seasons Restaurant. Details for entering are in The Irish Field, Saturday 17 December, 2016. Closing date for entry is Monday 19th December, 2016, noon. 

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Press Release

November 29, 2016

Nicky Logue Announced As General Manager of The Five Star InterContinental Dublin in Ballsbridge

Nicky Logue has taken up the position of General Manager of the Five Star InterContinental Dublin (formerly Four Seasons Hotel) in Ballsbridge and is already planning a number of innovations to the Hotel, which will launch over the coming months. 

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Calling Brides-To-Be : InterContinental Dublin's Wedding Forum

November 28, 2016

InterContinental Dublin's Wedding Forum Sunday 15 January, 2017

InterContinental Dublin, Ireland's finest Five Star Hotel (formerly Four Seasons Hotel), located in an unrivalled address in Ballsbridge, is delighted to announce its holding a Wedding Forum on Sunday 15 January, 2017 from 1.00pm - 5.00pm.

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Win a Luxury Mini-Moon at InterContinental Dublin with Irish Brides Magazine

March 03, 2016

We have teamed with with Irish Brides Magazine to offer it's readers a chance to win a two night break, worth over €1,000 at the city's most luxurious five-star hotel. 

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VIP Magazine - February 2016

February 09, 2016

Win a Blissful Couples Retreat at The Spa at InterContinental Dublin in conjunction with VIP Magazine. 

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Say ‘L’Amore’ This Valentine’s at the 5* InterContinental Dublin

January 12, 2016

This Valentine’s Old World Italian inspired romance is truly on the menu at InterContinental Dublin with fine dining, style and atmosphere in the newly and stylishly refurbished Seasons Restaurant where we celebrate all things ‘L’Amore’, from *€445 per Room/per Night (based on two sharing), or from €65 per person dining only. Available Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February, 2016. 

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Restore and Replenish this New Year at InterContinental Dublin

December 17, 2015

Wake up to a 'new you' in the New Year with the five star InterContinental Dublin's exclusive 'Restore & Replenish' package, designed to re-energise tired spirits with an indulgent and delightful stay for two nights.

Let your mind, body and spirit release new levels of creativity and energy with 'Restore & Replenish' which includes; two nights in a Deluxe Room, complimentary car parking, Full Irish Breakfast each morning and the exclusive 'Tea Tox Spa Treatment in The Spa (featuring Body Brush Exfoliation, Green Tea Wrap and Indian Head Massage) along with full access to the Health Club, pool, thermal suite (sauna, steam room, jacuzzi) and state of the art gym.

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