The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is a thriving, dynamic city and a hub of commerce, administration, industry, culture education and the arts. We at Holiday Inn Dublin play a vital role in the city’s economy, accommodating both leisure and business visitors.
Easily accessible from Europe and the British mainland, as well as international ports, Dublin is the ideal location for business meetings and training courses. An attractive old town that was originally founded as a Viking settlement, it has a fascinating history which is recounted in its numerous museums and heritage buildings.
The centre of Irish economy
Dublin is one of the fastest-growing and most prosperous cities in Europe. Ranked the 4th richest city in the world, Dublin is among the 30 top global cities to live or work. Its most famous brand name is Guinness, which has been brewed at the St. James’s Gate Brewery since 1759. However, Dublin has far more to offer than just a good head of stout.
We at Holiday Inn Dublin offer no fewer than six fully serviced meeting rooms, seating up to 400 delegates. Conference rooms have proven vital to the city’s economy, as Ireland has seen astounding economic growth in the last decade (the so-called Celtic Tiger Years) – with Dublin at its hub. Since 2007, there has been a dramatic influx of global companies into the area, with workers attracted by the promise of wages that are among the 10 highest in the world.
Dublin – an amazing story of commercial success
Today, Dublin has far more than just Guinness to be proud of. A large number of pharmaceutical, communications and information technology companies have their European or operational bases here, among them Pfizer, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo! and Facebook. There are also several large manufacturing plants in the Greater Dublin region, including those of Intel and Hewlett-Packard.
Unarguably, Dublin’s most important commercial building is the International Financial Services Centre. With over 430 financial operations and 14,000 staff, it also has restaurants, shopping facilities, educational establishments, office accommodation and executive living quarters, and has expanded to become an integral part of the Irish economy. The IFSC underlines Dublin’s position as a leading centre of finance and commerce, with a large number of global finance houses having headquarters here, such as Citibank. Dublin is also the home of the Irish Stock Exchange and Irish Enterprise Exchange.
To match this economic growth, Dublin has seen a large amount of construction and redevelopment taking place, with the Dublin Docklands, Convention Centre and Grand Canal Theatre just some of the projects; others are in the pipeline.
Holiday Inn Dublin – for business, for pleasure
Of course, Dublin has plenty to offer in the way of cultural enjoyment too. The city has a thriving arts scene, with theatres, live music, museums and art galleries. Dublin Castle, Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the trendy Liberties district, by the River Liffey, are just some of the attractions.
Whatever your reason for visiting this fair city, you will find that at Holiday Inn Dublin we are able to supply all your needs.
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Tom Cruise was in Dublin on Wednesday April 3, for the premiere of his new sci-fi film Oblivion at the Savoy Cinema, and to learn more about his Irish roots.