With 187 rooms, The Marker Hotel promotes lots of pampering with an infinity-edge pool in the spa and a rooftop garden lounge in which to kick back. Each room is decorated with chartreuse, French-blue, and heather-grey hues paired with an Italian Carrara and Black Nero Marquina marble bathroom stocked with Malin & Goetz skin- and hair-care amenities. There are six room categories, some with a Philippe Starck-designed lamp and an Eames-style task chair.
With the hotel’s brasserie, the food—for breakfast and lunch, plus a special a la carte or pre-theatre menu (next door would be the Bord Gais Energy Theatre)—straddles Irish and also locally sourced, served in an area marked by modern furnishings that has a Panton chair. A greyish marble table paired with light private booths and banquette seats creates comfortable, stylish seating options. Some of the authentically Irish dishes include porridge and smoked fish for breakfast; Irish beef carpaccio or champ mash for lunch; and also freshly shucked Irish oysters on dinner. At The Marker Bar, guests can warm up when in front of a fireplace while sipping drinks, while docking stations along a new workbench attract business travelers. The bar’s food menu is actually lighter than what’s served from the brasserie, including a house terrine, Irish beef sandwich, and a plate associated with Italian cured meats. And within June the rooftop lounge will debut, complete with plantings associated with indigenous flora and grasses sitting among seating areas.
Four treatment rooms in the spa, along with an infinity-edge pool, help guests carve out a little bit of quiet time. Two retro-inspired cocoons suspended from the ceiling create a cozy resting space. At the gym, guests will find free weights and cardiovascular machines, as well as a scenic bicycle ride (choose from California’s Trinity Mountains or France’s Col de la Colombiere) you can access through your smartphone.