There’s a rooftop bar that feels straight out of Miami (albeit a colder, damper Miami), an out-there checkerboard facade, and futuristic interiors like an all-white honeycomb. Needless to say, the Marker is like nothing Dublin had seen before it opened in April 2013. Next door to the Daniel Libeskind–designed Bord Gais Energy Theater in the newly-developed Grand Canal Square, the Marker’s other neighbors include tech companies of every stripe. The surrounding “Silicon Docks” house the European headquarters of Google, Facebook, and Hubspot, among others.
The Marker’s general vibe might be unusual, but rooms are of the standard modern sort. Think gray furnishings, with splashes of color, and natural light streaming in from floor-to-ceiling windows. Don’t worry about battling start-up employees for seats in the rooftop bar during happy hour, because the hotel reserves some of the couches for guests.