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by SummerSeventySix in Travel on 22 March 2006

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While the name couldn't be more minimalist, the g's decor is anything but. This five-star hotel in Galway on Ireland's Atlantic coast opened at the end of last year, with its flamboyant rooms designed by milliner Philip Treacy. While the exterior is nothing to write home about, Treacy's move from headgear to hotel interiors is definitely eye-catching. In particular, the creamy Grand Salon, which is lit by 300 of Tom Dixon's mirror balls, and Gerry's Bar, signified by a neon sign that reads "This Must Be The Place". (Images of both and more pictured after the jump.)

New Irish boutique chain Monogram Hotels (obviously) is behind the g, and also has the d outside Dublin in its portfolio. Their press people tell me they don't have any concrete plans for any further hotels at the moment, but there will be additions in the future. My money's on the next one being the c. Just check a map of Ireland...

In the meantime, if you're on the West coast, and fancy staying at the g, an introductory rate of €220 per night for bed and breakfast in a superior room runs until 30 April 2006.

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