Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Dunne's hotels likely to change face of industry

From Irish Independent

It was the accidental hotel, only open while it awaits the arrival of a wrecking ball, but Sean Dunne's Ballsbridge buyout looks set to change the hotel industry in Ireland.

Now guests can live like princes for the price of paupers in a move that some compare to what Ryanair did to the airline industry.

The new D4Hotels were famous five star hotels in Dublin until a few months ago, charging €250 per night and more, but now they have slashed the price for the same rooms to as little as €80.

Just down the road in the Four Seasons a standard room goes for €500, while the Westbury is €249 and the Shelbourne is €259.

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