Anantara debuts in Ireland

Anantara has launched its first Irish property, Anantara The Marker Dublin hotel and spa


By Wendy Golledge

18 May 2023

With 187 renovated guest rooms, Anantara The Marker Dublin is luxury hospitality brand Anantara’s first Irish property.

Located in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands, the hotel, previously known as The Marker, is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.

It has undergone a significant renovation following multi-million investment and now boasts a destination restaurant, Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins, and an Anantara Spa.

With slick architecture and design, the property is the only five-star hotel in the area. A rooftop terrace offers panoramic 360-degree views across the cityscape to the sea at Dublin Bay.

Anantara The Marker Dublin a 23m infinity pool
Anantara The Marker Dublin has a 23-metre infinity pool

Signature healing rituals

Facilities in the spa include five treatment rooms, a 23-metre infinity pool, hot tub, sauna and eucalyptus-infused steam room.

A series of new signature Anantara Spa healing and restorative rituals have been created, inspired by indigenous Irish ingredients and Irish folklore.

The Five Element Aroma Facial, bespoke to each client, combines healing botanicals, vitamins and marine extracts to feed the skin and restore equilibrium.

The Five Element aromatherapy massage blends essential oil infusions with warm herbal steam towels, heated stones and therapeutic techniques.

Therapists can prescribe wood for rejuvenation, fire for zest, earth for balance, metal for detoxifying or water to soothe.

Anantara The Marker Dublin
The Schwartz one-bedroom suite lounge

The spa has been designed using dark charcoal Kirkstone cladding with deep grey hues and punches of vibrant colour.

In the fitness area, equipment is supplied by Technogym, while skincare and treatments are by Elemental Herbology and Skincentiuals.

A spa and wellness membership is available.

A vision of integrated wellness

Bodina Qureshi has been brought in as the new spa director. She worked previously as spa director at Anantara Dhigu Resort, Anantara Veli Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives.

“Anchored by a vision of integrated wellness, I am keen on creating new avenues for wellness tourism, personalised experiences and adventures for our guests that have a direct, positive impact on their personal wellbeing,” says Qureshi.

Anantara Plaza Nice Treatment Room
Anantara Plaza Nice, the brand's first French property, opened with a 300sqm Anantara Spa this spring

“We need to encourage guests that living well is a lifestyle and not a fad.

“I look forward to enhancing our current offering combining technology, science and holistic experiences to drive the vision and meet fast evolving consumer expectations.”

Seventh venture in Europe

Guests of the hotel can enjoy a range of unique Irish experiences including the Spice Spoons journey to the nearby seaside fishing village of Howth with the executive chef.

There is also wild swimming in the famous nearby seaside swimming spot or a night of storytelling with a traditional seanachai (Gaelic story teller).

The Dublin hotel is Anantara’s seventh in Europe, joining resorts in Portugal and Spain, the Anantara New York Palace Budapest in Hungary, Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome in Italy and Anantara Plaza Nice in France.

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