THE RITZ-CARLTON POWERSCOURT
Set in one of Ireland’s most scenic and historic estates, The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt is a spectacular rural retreat 30 minutes from Dublin.
The 200-room resort boasts extraordinary Palladian-style architecture and includes two championship level golf courses, a 30,000-square foot spa by ESPA and a Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant. The friendly staff can arrange chauffeur-driven tours of the area, or provide bike hire and horse treks for the more intrepid. Guests can explore the woodland and lakes of hilly Wicklow, before returning to the hotel for a blissful spa treatment and dinner at Ramsay’s or traditional pub, McGill’s.
TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
Why we love it: This palatial seventh floor suite offers outstanding views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, with two double bedrooms and a Jacuzzi on the private rooftop terrace. The Ritz-Carlton signature linens and featherbeds are a delight, and the warm colors and open fire in the living room lend a charming country house ambiance. The spacious dining room is ideal for entertaining and the separate study useful for business guests. The bathrooms feature marble baths with recessed TVs, separate rainforest showers and double vanities, and the master suite bathroom includes a sauna and steam room. Presidential Suite guests can enjoy 24-hour in-room dining and a fully-stocked honesty bar. The accommodation of choice for the likes of Bono, Johnny Depp and Eva Green.
- Square footage: 2,456
- Nightly rate: $7,100