Originally designed by John Rocha, and opened in 1999 to great acclaim, the Irish style guru used Feng Shui to create the rooms. It was one of the first hotels in Dublin to epitomise modern sleek styling. And now, after a major extension adding 48 rooms ans a courtyard, the hotel is, more than ever, the epitome of urban chic. For pure bedroom indulgence, dock your iPod, slip into the fluffy bathrobe and drape yourself across the hand-painted Rocha throw. For dining and drinking, the Café Bar is a great place to enjoy an afternoon coffee or evening cocktails. And the Halo restaurant - with its own entrance - is full of antiques and opens onto the Bohemian Courtyard. You feel cool just hanging out here.