A NEW hotel which has opened in the heart of Dublin city is on a mission to save the planet while providing residents with “luxury without the guilt”.
Wren Urban Nest is a new nine-storey offering boasting 137 rooms.
It has been constructed using advanced sustainable technologies - eliminating the need for fossil fuels and allowing the venue to use 100% renewable electricity to achieve ‘Net Zero Carbon’ status.
As such it is the first hotel in Ireland to comply with the World Green Building Council’s definition of ‘Net Zero Carbon’ without having to purchase carbon offsets.
Director of Moran Hospitality and Hotel Operator, Tracey Moran said: “We couldn’t be more excited to have Wren Urban Nest open.
“We are passionate about the environment and believe in taking little steps towards a better planet.”
She added: “Our guests can expect bags of personality and a bespoke Dublin City experience that does not compromise on luxury while still doing their bit.”
Wren prides itself on allowing visitors to “enjoy great luxury but without the guilt”, with each of their rooms including up to the minute green technologies.
Guests can enjoy bedrooms that come complete with remote controlled blackout blinds, rain showers, a pillow menu on request, 43” Flat Screen TV with Chromecast and super high-speed wi-fi.
In a bid to create an overall ethical and sustainable hotel experience, Wren sources all its ingredients and toiletries from local suppliers – which include The Handmade Soap Company, Niks Tea and Contour Coffee - and each room is supplied with complimentary water cartons from Irish supplier Cuilin, and stocked with ethically-sourced bathroom amenities in recycled packaging.
The hotel endeavours to not use any single use plastics and provides free chilled drinking water to its guests.
And the Wren Kitchen, led by chef Ronato Palmer from Johannesburg, has no reliance on gas for cooking, ensuring the hotel’s zero carbon commitment is fully followed throughout the premises.
“Ronato Palmer is passionate about using the best local produce, and working in a way that has as low impact as possible, using only ingredients that are high quality, local, seasonal and ethically produced,” the hotel explains.
They add: “Chefs at Wren are committed to responsible food sourcing and active use of ‘ugly fruit and wonky veg’ to prevent delicious and nutritious produce going to waste.
“Our ALT Café Bar and Restaurant at Wren is stocked with the finest artisanal tipples, from Irish crafted whiskeys and pints to local micro session ales.
“The entire wine list is organic, with an emphasis on smaller distilleries for the spirits menu.”
Introductory Room rates at Wren Urban Nest start at €99.00 room only and €118.95 bed and breakfast. For more information and bookings click here.