Inside the 3,500 euro-a-night penthouse where Garth Brooks stayed during performances in Croke Park

Country superstar Garth Brooks is staying in a luxury 5-star Dublin hotel during his string of concerts in Croke Park.

There have been speculations that the singer may be staying at Co Kerry, possibly revealing that Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, are holed up in the Merrion Hotel.

The couple are staying in a hotel penthouse that costs €3,500 a night.

If you want a chance to rub with Garth, there are rooms available in the hotel and the cheapest price for two is €489.

But Garth is staying in his own Covid bubble and avoiding public places like the hotel’s Cellar bar and being shuttled in and out of the hotel in a passenger van through an underground car park.

This 142-room hotel features a two-Michelin-starred restaurant (Patrick Guilbaud), a cocktail bar, a French limestone pool and a wellness spa housed in four Georgian townhouses.

The hotel is home to a museum-worthy collection of Irish art that includes works by Jack B. Yeats (the poet’s brother) and surrealist painter Mary Swanzy.

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The penthouse of Hotel Merrion

Built in the 1760s, the building is located across from the Taoiseach offices and Government Buildings near St Stephen’s Green. It has been home to many celebrities throughout the years since it started operating as a hotel in 1997.

Insiders assert that Garth was preparing to check out of his hotel on Monday and head to a resort in the country, possibly in Kerry.

But there is growing speculation that he could choose Ballyfin Demesne instead.

The five-star Co Laois hotel hosted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on their honeymoon, while George Clooney was also there three years ago. We can also reveal that Julia Roberts was secretly there recently.

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Garth’s band and supporters are at several venues in the Dublin 4 area.

The singer is expected to return to the Merrion Hotel on Thursday ahead of his final two concerts here next Friday and Saturday.

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Father Brian D’Arcy at a Garth Brooks . concert

Merrion’s Penthouse Suite is presided over by Aidan Cavey, one of Ireland’s leading interior designers.

Cavey has combined local Irish purveyors with the finest international wallpaper and fabric designers to create a deeply private home for visitors, in keeping with the atmosphere of Irish luxury, hotel characteristics.

The Penthouse Suite is one of the largest hotel suites in Ireland, measuring approximately 204 m² across two floors, with a separate 93 m² terrace complete with its own cedar hot tub.

Cavey commented on the 2014 refurbished interiors: “The penthouse has long been Dublin’s oasis of tranquility, a haven in the city, and wonderfully private. New interiors always have that idea, with a sense of spaciousness and comfort throughout.

“I wanted the Penthouse to sit in the same place as the rest of the guest rooms at The Merrion, staying true to its Irish roots – but angular, giving the apartment its own identity, through the Unusual splashes of color on beautiful fabrics and attractive wallpaper, from start to finish.

“The story begins in the entrance hall, where the dramatic Cole & Son wallpaper – from Piero Fornasetti’s collection of designs – is paralleled with the recessed McMurray handwoven rug. The rug is a delicate replica of the original. painting by famed Irish Cubist artist Maine Jellett, whose work hangs downstairs as part of The Merrion’s incredible art collection.

“Every detail is considered, from the cushions on the painted hall sofas upholstered with carefully selected fabrics from the Manuel Canovas Samira collection, to the finished wood floors that blend in with the setting.”

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Garth Brooks on stage at Croke Park

The color scheme in the master bedroom is designed by Cole & Son wallpaper in a Georgian Trellis design – a tribute to the history of the oldest part of the hotel, The Main House, consisting of four Georgian townhouses. ranked in the meticulously restored tier I list.

This gives way to a comfortable design, using additional Colefax and Pierre Frey fabrics, with occasional splashes of color on the cushions and furniture. This continues into the guest bedroom, which features a bed throw made from a modern interpretation of the blue toile-de-jouy design, also by Pierre Frey.

A geometric stair carpet – specially made in Dublin – continues the unique design and invites guests to the upstairs lounge rooms. The walls of the stairs and landing are finished with ‘Hammock’ paint, from young Irish brand Little Greene, also used in the main reception rooms at ‘Joanna’.

In the main seating area, the sofa is upholstered in Sanderson’s Merrington Aqua fabric – soft and comfortable, complimented by colorfully dotted cushions in Manuel Canovas and Colefax fabrics.

The large windows overlooking Merrion’s garden courtyard have sharp curtains at Solange Taupe by Canovas, hung on slender black poles, hand-made in Dublin. In contrast, Andrew Martin’s armchair features a warmer red fabric from Voyage, while for the dining chair, Cavey chose two colorways of the same Manuel Canovas fabric, front and back, for an interesting visual effect. food court.

In addition, the adjacent small study takes the theme of aviation. A papered wall in a whimsical archival design from Pierre Frey’s Braquenie collection depicts early airships in flight, inspired by ‘hot air balloons’ that have swept away art deco after the first hot air balloon flights in the 1780s.

This is balanced against the other walls by two large vintage Aer Lingus airline posters dating from the 1960s, acquired by Cavey especially for The Merrion at the antique fair in Dublin.

Outside, on the balcony, the hot tub area has been completely refreshed with gray and green painted wood, combined with Pierre Frey’s contrasting striped green outdoor fabrics on the cushions.

This is his first time playing in Ireland since he performed at Croke Park in 1997.

He had planned five concerts at Croke Park in 2014, but they were canceled due to planning obstacles.

Today we can also reveal that Garth did indeed visit Ireland on the dates those performances were intended to take place.

“He and his entourage booked and paid to stay in the Intercontinental (formerly known as the Four Seasons) hotel,” an insider explained.

“Instead of letting it all go to waste, Garth and Trisha decided to go to Ireland, hang out and mingle like normal tourists.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/inside-the-3500-a-night-penthouse-suite-where-garth-brooks-is-staying-during-croke-park-gigs-41981394.html Inside the 3,500 euro-a-night penthouse where Garth Brooks stayed during performances in Croke Park

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