The Marker Rooftop Extension
MDO designed a new rooftop bar on the Marker Hotel when the new owners came on board in 2013. Recognising the lack of outdoor entertainment areas at high level in Dublin the new owners saw an opportunity to introduce the concept of a roof top bar to the city, the first of its kind in Dublin. Recognising the phenomenal success of this roof bar and terrace area, in early 2017 MDO made a planning application to replace the roof bar with a new 7th floor of 30 additional bedrooms to the existing 179 rooms, and to move the rooftop bar to a newly entertainment area at roof level.
The new larger entertainment area at roof level, with a capacity for 200 people, comprises a glazed pavilion with bar and food facilities and a deck area with a mix of open and covered seating areas. The design provides for a larger bar and restaurant space as well as an additional function space. An integral part of the extension was to retain the unique panoramic views of the city and docklands which drove the popularity of the existing rooftop bar.