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Galway City’s five-star g Hotel reveals new look

The new avant-garde design of the g Hotel’s famous lounges, grand salon, bar and restaurant follows a €1m refurbishment.

The luxurious g Hotel in Galway City is renowned for its distinctive interior design and its newly refurbished spaces live up to its well-deserved reputation.

The hotel’s aim was to create a distinct identity for each of its signature lounges celebrating individuality and uniqueness.

Among the refurbished rooms is the Grand Salon, which has double height ceilings, views over Lough Atalia and a bespoke mirrored lighting installation by designer Tom Dixon. With luxurious leathers and textured fabrics in a palette of soft taupes, greys and plums, it retains its elegant sophistication.

The famous Pink Room has softened its look with blush pink velvets, tasselled chairs and brass accents. Its panelled walls, lined with a coral reef scene, evoke the Wild Atlantic Way on which Galway is a key stop. 

The hotel’s other signature lounge, the Blue Room, has been refreshed with an inviting colour palette of ginger and charcoal, and a texture palette of leathers, timber and fabric wall panelling.

And the g Hotel’s restaurant has been remodelled into an open-plan space, opening onto a new garden terrace and featuring a new cocktail bar.

The g Hotel is a wonderful base from which to explore the bohemian delights of Galway City and the gorgeous landscape beyond.

With its music-filled pubs, an incredible food scene and a laid-back vibe, the city is the ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend. It’s also a hot spot for festivals with a number of top-class events taking place across the year including the Galway International Arts Festival and the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival.

There are also lots of great places to visit within easy reach of the city so be sure to add time for a day trip or two.

A short trip will take you to picturesque Spiddal, where you can browse its many craft shops and artists’ studios.

Go hiking in the stunning surrounds of Connemara National Park or head for Ireland’s most romantic building, the beautiful Kylemore Abbey.

You can immerse yourself in authentic Ireland on the Irish-speaking Aran Islands that lie off the coast of County Galway. The islands are known for their distinctive scenery which has flat expanses of limestone criss-crossed by miles of drystone walls. Stunning Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran islands, was one of the main shoot locations for the Oscar-nominated Banshees of Inisherin.