The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the World's Best Hotels, The Merrion Hotel is elegant and inviting. Located in the center of Georgian Dublin, it was created from four Georgian townhouses, and a contemporary wing was built around private gardens. Lord Monck built the four townhouses in the 1760's for wealthy Irish merchants and nobility. The hotel is remembered historically as being the birthplace of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington. Dublin's "golden mile" of lively pubs & restaurants is just a short walk from the hotel, as is Grafton Street for shopping.