Penthouse 11, InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Asking price: €1.3m.
In Dublin perma residents at the exclusive Four Seasons in Ballsbridge (recently rechristened "The InterContinental") included the late former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
Penthouse 11 has just been placed on the market for €1.3m and will appeal to those seeking a top tier spa and New York-style concierge services.
The two-bedroom suite is one of 24 on the wholly private fifth floor and the price includes a car parking space in the hotel's basement level car park.
The annual service charge of €20,000 includes heating, electricity, air conditioning, a bin service and building (though not contents) insurance. Owners can use the gym and spa facilities of the hotel and have access to room service, catering and cleaning, but will pay additional charges for these.
Entry is via the hotel lobby, with keycard access via the lifts to the fifth floor, where the corridors are dimly lit and softly carpeted. The penthouse level is not accessible by guests, which ensures privacy and security, and many of the units on the fifth floor are owned by the great and good of Dublin society.
A dream, albeit an expensive one with 20.000 Euros in annual service charges attached.
UGGBOY......have you put your offer in yet?:D What more could you ask for, a penthouse in an ICHG property?
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If the annual service charge weren't so high.....nah, it's not really a privately private floor. Too many other apartments there to be considered private. Thanks but I'll pass on this one.
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londoncalling, post: 2542298, member: 169980 wrote: UGGBOY......have you put your offer in yet?:D What more could you ask for, a penthouse in an ICHG property?
Nah, the offer price is a bit much, plus the annual charges are considerable. It's fascinating that this penthouse at the IC Dublin is for sale. I hope the papers will keep us up to date when the time comes and this penthouse is eventually sold. Now the IC Dublin, but this penthouse was earlier marketed and sold as part of the Four Seasons Residences Dublin, with a private entrance away from the main entrance of the hotel. Cheers. 🙂
blackjack-21, post: 2542306, member: 141647 wrote: If the annual service charge weren't so high.....nah, it's not really a privately private floor. Too many other apartments there to be considered private. Thanks but I'll pass on this one.
Well said, one of the advantages which speaks for this penthouse is the location, it's in Ballsbridge, one of the finest districts in Dublin, plus the annual charges incl. literally everything incl. hotel services access plus free pool access too. Some people who've money might find this interesting, it's a prestigious development to enjoy and was as said above known to be the Four Seasons Residences, now it's the IC Dublin Residences, but still, it's a fascinating offer with a high cost attached, but I guess, people who can afford the asking price don't really mind the 20.000 Euros in annual charges either. Oh yeah, the furniture isn't included the article notes, but this could be negotiated. Cheers. 🙂
I'd prefer a purchase at the IC Bali Resort, if basic hotel services & benefits as a Royal Ambassador were included (also, I'd like for my nightly stays to count for regaining RA status!). If I'm going to spend seven figures for the purchase of an IC suite, you better believe that I expect maid service, room service, concierge advice, & my assigned Butler (which is provided for RA's at the IC Bali Resort) to be included in the list price.
Also, I'd consider a seven figure purchase at the relatively new Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Central Vietnam if the same benefits as above were included. I've been to maybe 30 or so different Intercontinental's in the last three years, many of them on numerous occasions, & I can definitively state that their Resort is the most visually appealing (truly, it's absolutely lovely!). Though their staff, at virtually all levels, require major improvements to successfully provide the level of professionalism, warmth, & attentive service that you'd expect at such a resort, including their comprehension of & ability to communicate with at least one of the targeted nationalities for this property (English, French, South Korean, German). That being said, the Club Manager(whose name escapes me right now but I'll grab his card when I get home & update this post accordingly), a South Korean gentleman, was quite fantastic, providing a very hands on & personal approach with his Club guests. His knowledge base was fairly substantial & he readily acknowledged the properties shortcomings, informing me of the various internal programs that he & other upper management had instituted to address those issues. Danang itself was a great deal of fun, with fantastic food & a enjoyable night life. I intend to visit again later this year.
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