BBQ celebrates four stars for Sandymount Hotel

John Loughran of Sandymount Hotel and Susan O’Dwyer of Make a Wish. Photo courtesy of Richie Stokes.

On Thursday, 21st September, Dublin’s oldest and largest family-owned hotel, Sandymount Hotel celebrated being awarded its fourth star by Failté Ireland and the launch of its €6 million refurbishment with an end of summer BBQ.

Guests were treated to an evening of music and tasty BBQ bites in the newly refurbished surroundings.
Over 200 corporates, locals, media and influencers were invited to join in the celebrations, and explore the stunning new interiors across the Line Out Bar and Whitty’s Restaurant, while the garden and bedrooms, are a must-see. Known for its outdoor BBQ’s during the summer (equipped with oversized games and a beautiful covered patio) Sandymount Hotel showed that there is no stopping the celebrations in rain, hail or shine.

Speaking about the night, Hotel Owner John Loughran said: “It has been an exciting and busy year for us, with completing our €6m refurbishment, and achieving our fourth star, which is just the icing on the cake. We are thrilled to be recognised for our hard work and are excited for this new journey ahead.”
Make-A-Wish Ireland were delighted to add to the night, with a special award ceremony, marking each of the companies who generously contributed to the charity over the year. Guests were also entertained by a Latin band, The Havana Club, who provided the music on the night. A great night was had by all.

Cooking up a storm in the kitchen was Head Chef, Shane Hickey, who served a range of delicious BBQ bites in the newly renovated garden. Guests were treated to eight-ounce prime Irish beef burgers served with soft ciabatta baps, as well as flame-grilled chicken fillets with lemon, garlic and thyme dressing. There were generous accompaniments including coleslaw and chili and lemongrass roasted sweetcorn.

Not forgetting those with a sweet tooth, a delicious range of bespoke cupcakes and delicacies went down a treat with guests. It was a superb taster of what the hotel offers; great food and a warm and generous hospitality. The Hotel also takes its eco and green policies very seriously, receiving European awards on this front.
This hotel is a great amenity for a night out or bite to eat that deserves recognition for its integrity. Just a few steps from the Aviva Stadium, perfect for some after-match relaxation and food.
by Kevin mac Sharry