The Dean — Dublin, Ireland
A lively addition to Dublin’s sometimes staid hotel scene, The Dean has already made its mark. To say music is a common thread throughout the centrally located property is an understatement: rooms — all with themed names like Hi-Fi, Mod Pod and Punk Bunks — are filled with Rega turntables, vinyl and books from Tower Records Dublin, and Marshall amps. Beyond the 52 guestrooms, a handful of lively venues, each adept at pulling in local crowds, buttress the building. The ground floor Dean Bar, offers breakfast, rotisserie, cocktails and live DJs, and the on upper levels guests will find the Rooftop Terrace, and Sophie’s Restaurant and Bar, where an Italian/New York/Irish menu is served up with panoramic views of Dublin city and county as a backdrop.