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Monday 30 May 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama to stay in £2,100 a night suite in Dublin

By Fergus Black

Published 27/05/2013

The Shelbourne Dublin
The Shelbourne Dublin
The Shelbourne Dublin
First lady Michelle Obama
American actress Grace Kelly

These are the opulent rooms where US First Lady Michelle Obama will stay while her husband attends the G8 summit in Northern Ireland next month.

It is understood the First Lady will stay in the luxurious €2,500 (£2,100)-a-night Princess Grace suite in Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel.

Mrs Obama is fulfiling a promise to return to Ireland with her daughters Malia (14) and Sasha (12) after her visit with Barack Obama in 2011.

The Shelbourne Hotel declined to comment on reports that 30 rooms in the five-star, 265-bedroom hotel have been booked for the visit of Mrs Obama and her entourage.

According to the hotel's website, Princess Grace and her husband Prince Rainer stayed at the Shelbourne many times and had an attachment to room 270, with its view of St Stephen's Green. This room is now the 1,530 sq ft Princess Grace Suite. It features two guest bedrooms, a living room, marble bathrooms and a dining area.

The bedding is 100% Egyptian cotton and all rooms feature an evening turndown service, Nespresso machine and butler service.

Many of the hotel's 19 suites are named after well-known guests who have an association with the hotel.

Apart from Princess Grace, others are named after John F Kennedy, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera.

It is expected that Mr Obama and his main advisers will be staying at the Lough Erne Resort itself. When she was in Ireland two years ago, Mrs Obama visited Dublin as well as her husband's ancestral home in Moneygall, Co Offaly.

It has already been confirmed that Mr Obama will visit Belfast ahead of the summit at the Lough Erne resort.


The number of rooms booked in Shelbourne for Mrs Obama's visit

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