When it comes to a luxurious city-break in Dublin, there are a few key notes to hit.
It should feel like an escape from reality, but still have a sense of place. There's something very special about stepping off a buzzy, thronging street into the warmth and opulence of a luxury hotel.
There needs to be some killer dining options. With so much choice in the city, we need a real reason to stay put at the hotel and dine just a few floors down from our rooms.
Oh, and dreamy rooms are a must. When we treat ourselves to a luxury break, we want to wake up in paradise.
Sound good? Well look no further than The Westin Dublin - the iconic hotel in the heart of Dublin that ticks all of the boxes.
Location, location, location
Situated right at the epicentre of the city, the gorgeous Georgian-style building overlooks Trinity College Dublin and is right on the pulse of all the city's shopping and entertainment action. With both Grafton St. and O'Connell St. just a short stroll away, the city really is your oyster.
Other key attractions nearby include Dublin Castle, The National Concert Hall, The Jameson Distillery and St. Stephen's Green, making the Westin the perfect place to rest your hat after a busy Christmas day out.
Delicious dining options
People flock from all over the city to drink and dine at the Westin - which says it all, really.
Concealed within the original vaults of the old bank, the Mint Bar is the reoccurring winner of ‘Hotel Bar of the Year' and is Dublin's leading cocktail bar.
An expert team of mixologists are on hand, combining vintage techniques with modern innovation to serve up delicious signature cocktails.
The Atrium Lounge is an oasis of calm, with a five-storey high glass ceiling that allows guests to sit under the stars at night for a really unique dining experience.
There are some fabulous packages available including 'Oysters and Champagne', and 'Time for Gin Afternoon Tea - Designed around unusual combinations such as devilled crayfish mayonnaise in a charcoal wafer cone and popcorn panna cotta, served with a mini Gin Cocktail Teapot.
Morelands Grill, is a chic and contemporary urban steak house restaurant that welcomes diners for both lunch and dinner each day for dishes that burst with flavour. Some menu highlights include Carlingford Oysters with shallot vinaigrette and lemon, and Josper-Grilled Dexter Beef Burger with Melted Knockanore oak smoked cheddar, tomato relish, bacon and caramelised onions, served with fries.
The newly refurbished suites at the Westin are a step above the ordinary.
The Library Suites offer something truly unique with a living room and bedroom separated between two floors. A spiral staircase leads to a private lounge - an ideal suite for a romantic stay.
The Writer Junior Suite offers sweeping views of the city from a personal balcony - perfect to enjoy a morning coffee before immersing yourself in what the city has to offer.
Also with a separate lounge area, there's plenty of space to spread out.
Perfect for events
The jewel at The Westin Dublin is the Banking Hall, one of the most unique wedding venues in Dublin.
Built in the 19th century and adorned with Waterford Crystal chandeliers, this is one of the city’s leading destination venues for conferences and events.
We've got some good news - The Westin offers vouchers for some seriously inviting packages, including The Ultimate Gin & Tonic Experience at the Mint Bar, Champagne Afternoon for Two, and plenty of overnight packages too.
How does two night's accommodation with breakfast and dinner for two at Moreland's Grill sound?