The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin D02 KF79
+ 353 (0) 1 6030600
About The Merrion Hotel

Rooted in our sustainability principles, we aim to position The Merrion as a leading sustainable luxury hotel. We prioritise natural resource conservation and biodiversity protection, balancing economic progress with social well-being in our community.

By 2030, The Merrion aims to achieve carbon neutrality and zero waste. Our sustainability strategies include energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy sourcing and advanced waste reduction and water management. We prioritise employee well-being, personal growth, and a secure, inclusive workplace.

The Merrion has successfully completed the WTTC Hotel Sustainability Basics verification and are actively pursuing the Green Globe certification, recognised by GSTC. They are also on track to receive the Gold award from Green hospitality Ireland.

Our commitment to an exceptional work culture is acknowledged by our ‘Great Place to Work’ certification. Our progress is consistently monitored through regular audits, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to a sustainable future.

Eat Well

Executive Chef Ed Cooney has been a long-term champion of a sustainable focus on food. Renowned for his seasonal approach, and his passionate advocacy of local produce, Ed was behind the idea for the first beehives on The Merrion’s rooftops, a project that was eagerly adopted by the team. These not only provide some delicious honey but help support pollination and biodiversity within our beautiful part of Dublin.

Renewable Energy

Our electricity supply is responsibly purchased and in the last four years the electricity supplied to The Merrion Hotel was 100% renewable energy. In the last 5 years we have gone through a full refit of bulbs/lighting systems. We are now at 96% A+B rated lighting throughout the hotel. Meanwhile, special sensors turn the lights down overnight, so we’re not lighting up while everyone is soundly sleeping.

Waste reduction

Moving towards the idea of a circular economy, behind the scenes, we’re big on recycling. Glass is crushed on site and recycled. Coffee grounds go to garden compost, food is donated to community support charities, and toiletries are also donated, as part of the Clean The World recycling programme. We repair and refurbish where possible, and furniture that we no longer use also goes to local charities.