Westbury Hotel Undergoes Upgrade

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Westbury Hotel Undergoes Upgrade

The five-star Westbury Hotel off Grafton Street in Dublin's city centre has undergone a €2 million upgrade.

According to The Irish Times, the hotel's owner, Doyle Collection, said that it "decided to reposition in the marketplace and to change the experience."

As part of the upgrade there is a new 110-seat restaurant at street level and triple-glazed windows in each of the hotel's 205 rooms.

There has also been an €800,000 investment in the hotel's Grafton Suite, which hosts conferences, weddings and product launches. The room now features a 3 metre square high definition video wall, which is the first of its kind in Ireland. The refurbishment also included opening up three balconies off the suite, which offer views of the Powerscourt centre.

Chief executive of Doyle Collection, Pat King, said the hotel was trading well and that average occupancy was around 80 per cent this year.

Doyle Collection is also investing in upgrading other hotels in the group, including the Dupont in Washington DC. The group currently consists of eight hotels and reported an after tax profit of €4.1 million last year.