In conjunction with auctioneer Aidan Foley, Niall Mullen has announced that the entire contents of the Hampton Hotel, including its dancefloor, will be made available in a €200,000 auction.
Hampton Hotel, formerly known as Sachs, was located in Dublin 4 and closed in April.
There are 1,200 lots available to new buyers ahead of an online auction on September 4 and 5.
The auction comprises 1,200 items with an overall valuation of €200,000.
“What’s unusual about the Hampton is the fact that it was a completely functioning hotel until earlier this year, it wasn’t run down or being refurbished,” said antiques dealer Mullen.
“It has just come to the end of its natural life. It is a significant venue in Dublin, epitomising a time when nightclubs were ingrained in people’s social lives, which is not so much the case anymore.”
Full Kitchen Interior
The auctioneers said the catalogue will be of particular interest to small business owners, as it includes the 39-room Donnybrook hotel’s full kitchen interior and a food truck.
Alongside the contents of the Hampton, the interiors of the recently refurbished five-star Dylan Hotel in Ballsbridge will also be available, providing an opportunity for those looking for statement interior pieces.
Elton John Memorabilia
The auction also includes the contents of three pop-up shops originally used to sell Elton John’s eye-wear range.
The pop-up shops, which ran at Kildare Village as well as locations in London, comprise flight cases (used for transporting equipment by air), display stands, mannequins, Elton John memorabilia, and even a disco ball.
'A Bit Funky'
“They are a bit funky, with the Elton John charm, and everything is purpose-built and sturdy," said Mullen.
“The flight cases are the most heavily branded items from the Elton John pop-up shops, but they would absolutely serve the purpose they were built for at a fraction of the price you would buy them for as new.”
Open To The Public
The viewing of the contents is open to the public and will take place at 60 Prussia Street, Dublin 7, from August 31 to September 3.
The auction, which is online only, will take place on September 4 and 5.