This Month in Premier Hospitality 8.4
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Hospitality.
In this month’s issue we take a look at McDonald’s new Experience of the Future concept; we tuck in at NUALA; and we cast an eye over Iveagh Garden Hotel.
Across the UK, McDonald’s restaurants are undergoing a new and exciting transformation which will provide the foundations for current and future changes to the McDonald’s menu and service experience. The ‘Experience of the Future’ concept places digital innovation at the heart of the customer experience. The concept focuses on providing customers with more choice as to how they order and pay as well as altering how food is prepared and served. The new technological features create an environment that is even more welcoming and enjoyable.
Meanwhile, recently opened by Niall Davidson, NUALA is an all-day restaurant and Irish bar in the heart of East London. By day, NUALA promises comforting flavours cooked over a giant fire pit, with modern riffs on classic combinations. By evening NUALA Bar beckons; an underground Irish bar with live music daily, too many whiskeys to mention, cocktails, pints and Tayto’s. With a sweeping concrete bar and sleek relaxed seating, the 75 cover restaurant is centred around the brick-lined open fireplace. With dishes like clams in pistachio beurre blanc, steak tartare with Guinness sauce, squid and bacon broth and veal sweetbreads with cauliflower rarebit, NUALA promises to mark a new stage in the evolution of all day British and (Irish) bistronomy.
And finally, the revival of Dublin’s prestigious Harcourt Street has continued with the completion of the stylish new four-star Iveagh Garden Hotel this March. Designed for the professional sector, this is the latest addition to seasoned hoteliers Brian and Sally McGill’s portfolio, which includes neighbouring Harcourt Hotel and Harrington Hall. It is also the sixth hotel to open on the landmark street and boasts 152 bedrooms ranging from deluxe to premium suites, with balconies overlooking the historic Iveagh Gardens. The project to create the hotel involved the conversion of an existing Georgian building, as well as the addition of a further two floors.
With all this and more it’s time to sit back and tuck into another helping of Premier Hospitality.