Red Cow Moran Hotel 7 Storey Extension – A Sneak Preview!

Posted: June 10, 2016

RED COW MORAN HOTEL – A SNEAK PREVIEW!

As the Red Cow Moran Hotel approaches it’s anniversary and two decades of delivering four star hospitality to Dublin visitors, we are delighted to give you a sneak preview of the 7 storey hotel extension that is currently under construction at the hotel complex. Ground was broken on the development in Autumn 2015 and the completed extension will be delivered by Autumn 2016.

A three-phase project overall, this hotel extension will bring a host of new and improved facilities to the Red Cow Moran Hotel once completed;

275 SUPERIOR GUESTROOMS

25 STATE OF THE ART EVENT SPACES

EXPANDED NEW LOOK HOTEL RECEPTION

EXTENDED & REDESIGNED HOTEL RESTAURANT

FITNESS SUITE

COFFEE DOCK / WINE BAR

Each of the new guestrooms will feature floor to ceiling windows, be fully sound proofed and include black out blinds, a safe, 43″ LCD TV’s aswell as all the usual mod cons guests of the Red Cow Moran Hotel have come to expect from this 4 star hotel. Corporate guests aswell as families can expect comfort and space during their stay making their visit to Dublin an enjoyable experience from start to finish

 

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The Red Cow Moran Hotel has become a popular host venue for a whole range of corporate and social events from meetings and conferences to weddings and gala balls. As demand has exceeded our current capacity, the extension includes 15 new spaces, all fitted out and finished to the highest specification. Our existing ballroom which was upgraded in 2014 can hold up to 800 delegates and when you combine the additional 152 bedrooms and all the ancillary services and facilities that the complex will boast there is no doubt but that the Red Cow Moran Hotel provides an ideal host venue in Dublin.

 

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The development also includes a link to the original hotel which will accommodate the new Coffee Dock and Wine Bar. The existing hotel reception will be extended and given a completely new look in order to be able to service the additional bedrooms. Finally, the hotel restaurant; the Winter Garden Restaurant will be extended also and completely redesigned.

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The new Coffee Dock will serve a wide selection of delicious lite bites that will include freshly made sandwiches, wraps and baps, crumbly pastries and aromatic coffee. Guests and non residents will be able to choose between the hotel restaurant, Cocktail Bar and Coffee Dock for breakfast and lunch.

By night the Coffee Dock will become an inviting Wine Bar serving a wide selection of wines and champagnes by the glass along with tasty tapas.

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For our hotel guests wishing to maintain their excercise program while away from home; our new Fitness Suite will be kitted out with the latest cardio, strengthening and conditioning equipment.

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“Toms Table”; our hotel restaurant will continue the existing focus which is on using the best of Irish seasonal produce. It will provide a stylish and convivial venue where corporate and leisure guests alike will be able to enjoy great food and great company.

 

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This 7 storey hotel extension will be delivered in three phases; the first series of rooms will open at the beginning of August 2016, the second phase will be completed by the beginning of September 2016 and the full hotel extension will finished by October 2016.

 

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Stay uptodate with this exciting project by visiting www.redcowmoranhotel.com/dublin-hotel-extension

Wedding Trends 2016

Posted: January 26, 2016

 

With Valentine’s Day only around the corner talk returns once more to weddings and what’s hot and what’s not this year! With this in mind we thought it might be fun to share some of the predicted and growing trends (in no particular order) that are making a name for themselves for 2016;

 

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids
Is Ireland ready for this yet? One of the predictions for 2016 is to forgo the line of identical bridesmaids for a mix of attire that best suits the individual, this also includes using separates that the ladies can add to their wardrobes and use again thereafter. Coast have some a great selection of bridesmaid styles to choose from.

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2. A Dessert Display rather than an official wedding cake
We saw the influx of cupcake ‘cakes’ but this appears to have moved even further into offering a full dessert display so guests can pick and choose from a range of sugary delights

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3. Fun Photography
Standard static group shots are soooo last season, bridal couples are electing instead for more reportage-style photography that tells more of a story. Add a little action to wedding photographs by ‘staging memorable scenes’ for example bridesmaid doing up the buttons on the brides gown or beautiful bride sweeping down magnificent staircase in the Lobby of the Red Cow Moran Hotel towards proud father with tear in his eye. At the reception another popular one is for the bride and groom to share a piece of cake rather than the traditional cake cutting image. If you’re really daring you could even hire a drone to take some random aerial shots.

 

4. Boho Brides
Floaty off the shoulder dresses with floral headpieces and lashings of lace are trending once more for 2016. Carry the look into the reception venue by adding dream catchers, lots of texture and bold florals.

 

5. Personal Details
Bridal couples are veering more and more towards adding personal touches to their wedding reception. A particularly popular choice is naming each table after a special place the couple or either bride or groom have visited that holds a special place in their heart. There is no end though to how far you can take this and other fun elements include; personalised seating cards; printed pics of each guest as children for their place setting – this is great way to open proceedings on a lovely light hearted note or give a CD of you and your hubby’s favourite tunes as a unique wedding favour

 

6. Lighting
Lighting is getting bigger and bigger and with the introduction of fake candles that are so real you could mistake them for the real thing, couples are not skimping on this element of their wedding décor. An inexpensive but effective way to add a warm atmosphere to any setting.

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7. Creative Seating and Seating Plans
Gone are the days of wedding receptions where the Bride’s family are on one side and the Grooms on the other. Big efforts are now being made to mix the two families and this has the biggest implication at the wedding banquet. Couples are choosing to ditch the top table and instead to sit with their guests and others are also switching from rounds to trestle tables to allow guests to sit more closely and engage more easily with each other.

 

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8. His & Hers Cocktails
This adds a fun element to the pre-reception event at a Wedding and often tells merging family and friends a lot about the two personalities who have joined together

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9. Multiple Music & Entertainment Options
Each stage of the wedding has become an event in itself and bridal couples are tending more and more to reflect this in their entertainment plans. A full schedule could incorporate a gospel choir or a folk singer for the marriage service, a pianist for the drinks reception, instrumental during dinner followed by the ‘main’ act and closed off with a DJ….phew!

 

10. Non Floral Centrepieces
Anything goes for table centrepieces these days, from a potted tree to a flowering plant. A budget friendly version would be to use bare branches and adorn with cheap and cheerful ornaments like sparkly jewels or crepe paper. Our beautiful candelabras are still proving popular for weddings at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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So there you have it, there are loads more depending on which magazine you pick up or which website you google but these were our favourites and the best thing about them is all could be incorporated into your wedding reception at the Red Cow Moran Hotel.

 

Our Next Wedding Showcase is on Wednesday 17th February (5-8pm) so why don’t you come along. Admission is free and it presents a great opportunity for you and members of your bridal party to see our magnificent ballroom, chat to our team and get tips and advice from a host of experts on a whole range of wedding trends for your own Special Day!
www.redcowmoranhotel.com/weddings Email: redcowweddings@moranhotels.com

Christmas Spirit Dublin 2015

Posted: December 10, 2015

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Christmas is such a crazy time of year with everyone rushing to get somewhere or do something so it’s important to take time to actually experience

some of the terrific Christmas festivities happening around this great city of ours.

Dublin is a hive of activity at Christmas and there’s something to suit all ages and tastes. For the kiddies a Santa visit is a must, last minute texts to Santa with wish lists are all very well but really the best medium for kids to deliver their own special requests is to talk to the man himself!

There are so many wonderful Santa experiences across Dublin but one in particular that we thought we’d highlight is the Airfield Estate Christmas Experience. A different dynamic to most Santa’s Visits; instead of individual trips into the Big Man which involve queuing and waiting, waiting and queuing, the group, which is kept quite intimate go in to meet Santa together. Sitting on the floor around Santa, he chats to each of the kids and asks them individually what they would like for Christmas. Then he calls out each child’s name and hands them a gift. It’s a really nice relaxed affair. After meeting Santa the kids can go and write their letters to Santa and elves are at hand to stamp and help post them. They can also visit the reindeers and Santa and Mrs Claus’ bedroom. Thumbs up for the Airfield Estate Christmas Experience.

Another great option for time-out during the Christmas Chaos is to do a spot of ice-skating. Certainly something a little different that is fun to do for a date night or with a group of friends. Dundrum on Ice have a great set up and there’s plenty of choice for places to go for a bite and a bevvie after.

Sadly the Christmas Markets didn’t happen for Dublin this year but there’s always Grafton Street for the obligatory stroll on Christmas Eve to soak up the festive atmosphere. Best done when you’re organised and have the shopping finished so you can observe but not have to partake in the chaos around you. It’s also lovely meeting up with friends and family for ‘one’ before you head home to the wrapping.

For a handy guide to what’s on in Dublin this Christmas visit our website www.redcowmoranhotel.com

Easter & Midterm Breaks in Dublin

Posted: March 30, 2015

Easter & Midterm at The Red Cow Moran Hotel  is approaching fast! It is a lovely time for family and friends to relax and take some time out. The evenings are getting brighter and everyone is getting that ‘spring’ in their step!

Dublin is the perfect location for a short break and family getaway. Perfectly located just off the M50, easily accessible, beside the red Luas line and close to Dublin city centre we are the ideal hotspot for your break!

Easter is a great time for kids! So many fun activities to do; Easter egg hunts, chocolatey treats and craft and games and at The Red Cow Moran Hotel we are delighted to share Easter with you and create that special family break. We have excellent family packages available.

Zoo Package From €129
Accommodation + zoo tickets
*offer based on 2 adults and 2 children

Tayto Park Package From €139
Accommodation + tayto park tickets
*offer based on 2 adults and 2 children

3 Nights Fun Package From €429
3 nights accommodation, full breakfast on 3 mornings, zoo + tayto park tickets PLUS a 2 course meal on the evening of your choice
*offer based on 2 adults and 2 children

EASTER & MIDTERM FAMILY BREAKS – BOOK NOW

City Breaks..

We also have excellent B&B offers for couples and friends looking for a City break! Visit the buzzing Dublin City, live music, funky and chic coffee shops all for you to explore.

B&B Easter & Midterm Special From €129
A nights accommodation + full Irish breakfast

BOOK YOUR CITY BREAK NOW

Enjoy & Happy Holiday

The Perfect Gift

Posted: December 19, 2014

Looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, then look no further than a Moran Hotels Gift Card.

Moran Hotels Gift Card

There are four Moran Hotels, all of which are luxury four star hotels. With locations in Dublin, London-North West & West London and Cork your friends or family will have a wide choice to select from.

Moran Hotel Gift Cards can be used in each hotel for luxury accommodation, dinner in their unique restaurants or drinks in their cosy bars.

Accommodation:

Red Cow Moran Hotel

Silver Springs Moran Hotel

Crown Moran Hotel

Chiswick Moran Hotel

 

Dining:

Red Cow Moran Hotel- Winter Garden Restaurant

Silver Springs Moran Hotel- Watermarq Restaurant

Crown Moran Hotel PanAsia at the Crown

Chiswick Moran HotelNapa Restaurant

 

Beverages:

Red Cow Moran Hotel- Lounge Bar

Silver Springs Moran Hotel- Lounge Bar

Crown Moran HotelThe Crown Pub

Chiswick Moran HotelThe Globe Bar

 

As you can see there are many great uses for a Moran Hotels Gift Voucher. We will be looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones in the New Year!

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Merry Christmas from Moran Hotels

Hope you have a lovely New Year!

 

Christmas Events in Dublin 2014

Posted: December 9, 2014

Christmas Events in Dublin

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Tis is the season, Christmas 2014. A time to spend with your loved ones, a time to laugh and let your hair down. There are events for everyone whether you want to go out with friends and enjoy the festive party scene or if you would like to create memories with your children, Dublin City has it all. Keep reading to find out Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group Favourite Christmas in Dublin 2014 events.

You can start off your day in Dublin City Centre enjoying the festive cheer that the city brings or shopping for that perfect gift for your friends and family. To help make the lead up to Christmas less stressful Dublin City Centre has launched “Shop and Drop” for the second year running. This allows you to drop off your shopping at either Henry Street or Grafton Street and pick it up at a later stage in the day. For more information on this fantastic service click this link  http://www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/shop-drop-grafon-street/ This also allows you to enjoy some of the fantastic events happening around the Dublin City Centre.

Moran and Bewley’s Hotel Group have picked out some of the best Christmas in Dublin Events for 2014.

 

Visit Santa in the City.

Mr Clause has one of the hardest jobs in the world. Visiting all the children around the world. He has made sure that this year he will get to meet all of the wonderful children in Ireland. You can visit Santa in many locations in Dublin City Centre, here are a few of the best.

 

Christmas Shows on in Dublin City Centre.

Why not treat yourself and your family and book into one of our 5 locations in Dublin City Centre and relax after all your Christmas activities. Our Hotels include 1. Red Cow Moran Hotel, 2. Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge, 3. Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown, 4. Bewley’s Hotel Dublin Airport and Bewley’s Hotel Newlands Cross. Book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Christmas Concerts in Dublin City

All of our Hotels are within very close proximity off all the Christmas Concerts in Dublin City Centre. To make a booking check out our New Websites http://www.redcowmoranhotel.com/ or http://www.bewleyshotels.com/

 

Christmas Markets in Dublin City

For Christmas Markets near the Moran Hotels in London and Cork check out our recent blog post.

 

Exciting Christmas Events on In Dublin City Centre.

 

Moran and Bewley’s Hotels would like to wish all our guests a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you haven’t booked yet for your trip to Dublin City Centre call us now or check out our websites for the best available prices.

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Wedding Showcase at the Red Cow Moran Hotel

Posted: September 30, 2014

Looking for a Wedding Venue, Red Cow Moran Hotel is one of the most highly recommended Dublin Wedding Venues which can cater for up to 550 guests and indeed more intimate weddings too.

We have launched a new Ballroom for weddings in The Four Star Red Cow Moran Hotel.

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The ballroom boasts a scheme of plush cream and gold. The gold is reflected in our opulent crystal chandeliers, each handmade, using hundreds of individual crystals hung from beautiful gilt bases. Luxurious fabrics adorn our windows creating wonderful curtains completed by bespoke pelmets. The ivory and gold colour scheme complements all wedding themes.

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You can add additional extras for your special day such as our new signature Candy Cart, up lighters, chivari chairs, and luxury linens amongst many more.

At the Red Cow Moran Hotel we offer many different options for you on your wedding day.

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Our selection of Wedding Packages includes:

The Stars Wedding Package

The Moon Wedding Package

The Sun Wedding Package

Click Here if you would like to make a Wedding Enquiry.

Check out our stunning Wedding Gallery.

Red Cow Moran Hotel will be having a Wedding Showcase Thursday 16th of October 5.30pm to 8.30pm. See this stunning wedding venue as it would appear on your wedding day.

 

 

Gigs in the 02 Dublin

Posted: July 24, 2014

The 02 in Dublin offers a fantastic line up for the next few months! Here are some of the gigs coming up.

September                      

Ant & Dec’s Takeaway 12th & 13th September

James Taylor 23rd September

Ant & Dec Takeaway on Tour (2)

October

Ed Sheeran 3rd to 6th October

Lady Gaga 17th October

One Republic 19th October

Il Divo 26th October

Ed Sheeran

November

The Big Re-Union Boy Band Tour 2014 2nd November

Paolo Nutini 3rd November

WWE Live 6th November

Kylie 8th November

Lee Evans 11th & 12th November

Passenger 22nd November

Lee Evans

December

John Bishop 4th & 5th December

Kasabian 8th December

Elton John 9th December

Imelda May 19th & 20th December

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If you are going to any of the gigs visit Red Cow Moran Hotel for great deals on accommodation and dining.

 

Summer Festivals

Posted: June 3, 2014

There is so much to look forward to this summer festival wise!

First kicking off is Ireland’s largest Gardening Event Bloom will be taking place in the Phoenix Park from Thursday 29th of May until Monday 2nd of June.

The much anticipated Forbidden Fruit will be taking over the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin Saturday 31st of May and Sunday the 1st of June. Artists such as 2many djs, little dragon, BellX1 plus many more will take to the stage.

 

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The Dublin Port Riverfest will be taking place Saturday 31st of May to Monday 2nd June 2014. There will be a jam packed programme full of entertainment and family fun.

Taste of Dublin will take over Iveagh Gardens from June 12th to 15th. It will be four fun filled days of summer eating, drinking and entertainment.

The Camp Viego Tapas Trail returns to Dublin and Cork this June and July. Trail runs from June 4-29 in Dublin and 6-30 July in Cork. You can immerse yourself in Spanish culture and culinary.

The Laya Healthcare Street Performance brings the world best street performance to Dublin’s Merrion Square and Cork’s St Patricks Street. Festival taking place Dublin July 11th to the 13th and in Cork from July 19th to the 20th.

Longitude Festival is taking place from Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July in Marley Park. Bastille, Disclosure, Massive Attack and Rudimental are just a few of the acts playing at the festival.

 

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The 2014 Dublin Horseshow takes place at the RDS from the 6th to the 10th in August.

Check out the Red Cow Moran Hotel and Silver Springs Moran Hotel for great value deals on accommodation, dining and drinks.

 

Moran Hotels at the Over 50’s Show

Posted: October 15, 2012

The Over 50’s show took place last weekend in the RDS in Dublin. (12th – 14th October)

Over 17,000 people attended the three day event in Dublin. 

 This is the ninth annual Over 50’s Show at the RDS. 

We had a stand at the show promoting the Bewley’s and Moran Hotel Group.  There were a number of great deals available on the day;

Active Retirement Breaks at Bewley’s & Moran Hotels starting from €149pps which includes, 3 night’s accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast, evenings meals & tea & biscuits on arrival. Also we had information on all the Christmas packages for all Bewley’s & Moran Hotels.

The famous and hilarious June Rodgers was there on the day to greet people at our stand, she was busy all day posing for pictures! The June Rodgers Show will take place in The Red Cow Moran Hotel from Friday 30th of November until the 1st January 2013.

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