Ulster hotelier Brian McEniff has totally revamped the Skylon Hotel in Dublin.
The hotel's €11m facelift includes state of the art conference facilities, 40 new deluxe bedrooms, new lobby, bar and restaurant.
The hotel, which opened in 1969, is one of the flagship hotels for the Brian McEniff Hotel Group which also has award-winning hotels in Donegal, Sligo and Westport.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern congratulated the Donegal man and his team.
"I am very proud to officially open the new-look Skylon which will certainly attract new business and help to boost the economy in Dublin," he said. "I also welcome the creation of 20 jobs. It is wonderful to see the Brian McEniff Group go from strength to strength. The McEniff clan have certainly done a great job and I hope they get a great spinoff from local business, tourists and business travellers now that the new terminal has opened at Dublin Airport."
Mr McEniff said: "The hotel has long been one of the best known hotels in Dublin and this refurbishment will see us consolidate our position as one of the leading hotel groups in the country."