The new €20m convention centre will offer facilities for events from private boardroom meetings to professional conferences of up to 800 people and gala banquets for 550 guests.
The centre has over 2,020 square metres of meeting and event space with capacity for over 1,100 delegates. The new venue spans two floors, with the main plenary room, five break-out rooms and an exhibition space.
The main Douglas Hyde Suite (named after Ireland’s first president) on the ground floor level of the Dublin Royal Convention Centre spans almost 705 square metres to facilitate 800 delegates theatre style or up to 550 banquet style, and has pre-conference space for serving refreshments, lunches and pre-dinner drinks.
The suite can be divided into two separate suites and has been purposely designed with large scale conferences, exhibitions & events in mind.
The Higgins and Robinson Suites are available on the upper ground floor of the Dublin Royal Convention Centre, again each with break-out space and modern decor.
The complex now offers 20 meeting spaces across the Radisson Blu Royal, Hotel and Dublin Royal Convention Centre, as well as outdoor, open-air event space.
Guests and delegates to Dublin Royal Convention Centre will have special access to accommodation with 234 bedrooms available at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin as well as accessing the existing hotel meeting spaces which, added to the new convention centre capacity, brings the total meeting space across the two properties to almost 2,020 square metres.
Set on the preserved site of the 12th century church of St. Michael Le Pole, the Dublin Royal Convention Centre at Le Pole Square is adjacent to Dublin Castle, connecting with Dame Street and George’s Street areas, the castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral.
This location is within minutes from shopping precincts, restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries and Trinity College Dublin.
“Our mission of connecting people and creating memorable experiences is something that has been embedded in this project from the very start,” said Madeline Riley, CEO of Luxor Leisure Limited.
“Dublin Royal Convention Centre will set the standard for delivering excellence, and our expert team is on hand to deliver world-class events at our new world-class venue, committed to helping clients achieve their vision.”
The official launch of the Dublin Royal Convention Centre was celebrated on the 22 of June 2023 where 400 guests were welcomed to enjoy an evening of cocktails, food and entertainment in the outdoor event space at Le Pole Square.
The courtyard was showcased with live music from the Brass Kings, entertainment from a fire-breather, and two Irish Wolf Hounds arranged by Sheil Entertainment Agency.
Later in the evening, guests made their way to the main Douglas Hyde Suite where Madeline Riley, CEO of Luxor Leisure Limited, Padraic Rhatigan, owner, and Paul Kelly, CEO of Failte Ireland addressed the room before ending the evening with live music from the Swing Cats.