Welcome The Wren Urban Nest to Dublin

Ireland’s First Most Sustainable Hotel 

It is cool all the way with the capital’s first urban sustainable nest located in Dublin’s Creative Corner. The 137-bedroom Wren Hotel on Andrew’s Lane is ahead of the curve as the hotel will function without fossil fuels.  

The Wren will use 100% renewable electricity and rainwater gathering which will reduce its water requirement significantly. Other technology will see the nine-storey new build capture and reuse heat, reducing costs further. 

It has been built on the site of the former Andrews Lane Theatre and latterly Hanger, the last large electronic music-driven dancefloor in the city centre. The hotel will add to its sustainable credibility by using green technologies to fulfil their ‘NetZero Carbon’ status. 

The hotel sources all its ingredients and toiletries from local suppliers, including The Handmade Soap CompanyNiks Tea, and Contour Coffee. Each compact room is supplied with complimentary water cartons from Irish supplier Cuilin, and stocked with ethically-sourced bathroom amenities in recycled packaging. Single use plastics will be avoided and the hotel has free chilled drinking water for guests.  

A Typical Wren Bedroom

The innovation in the creation and design of Wren Urban Nest allowed it to meet the World Green Building’s Council definition of ‘Net Zero Carbon’, making it one of the most sustainable hotels in the UK and Ireland. Wren’s embodied carbon associated with the building is approximately 50% lower per key than a typical hotel.  

Director of Moran Hospitality and Hotel Operator, Tracey Moran said: “We couldn’t be more excited to have Wren Urban Nest open. We are passionate about the environment and believe in taking little steps towards a better planet. Our guests can expect bags of personality and a bespoke Dublin City experience that does not compromise on luxury while still doing their bit.”  

The Wren Kitchen will be led by chef Ronato Palmer from Johannesburg. P There will be no reliance on gas for cooking ensuring the zero-carbon commitment is fully followed throughout the premises.  

Chef Palmer is passionate about using the best local produce, and working in a way that has as low impact as possible. The restaurant will be using only ingredients that are high quality, local, seasonal and ethically produced. Chefs at Wren are committed to responsible food sourcing and active use of ‘ugly fruit and wonky veg’ to prevent delicious and nutritious produce going to waste.  

ALT Café Bar and Restaurant at Wren is stocked with the finest artisanal tipples, from Irish crafted whiskeys and pints to local micro session ales. The entire wine list is organic, with an emphasis on smaller distilleries for the spirits menu.   

Introductory Room rates at Wren Urban Nest start at €99.00 room only and €118.95 bed and breakfast. For more information and bookings please

It is cool all the way with the capital’s first urban sustainable nest located in Dublin’s Creative Corner.  The Wren Hotel on Andrew’s Lane is ahead of the curve as the hotel will function without fossil fuels.  

The Wren will use 100% renewable electricity and rainwater gathering which reduce its water requirement significantly.  Other technology will see the nine-story new build capture and reuse heat, reducing costs further. 

It has been built on the site of the former Andrews Lane Theatre and latterly Hanger, the last large electronic music-driven dancefloor in the city centre. The hotel will add to its sustainable credibility by using green technologies to fulfil their” NetZero Carbon” status. 

The hotel sources all its ingredients and toiletries from local suppliers, including The Handmade Soap CompanyNiks Tea, and Contour Coffee. Each room is supplied with complimentary water cartons from Irish supplier Cuilin, and stocked with ethically-sourced bathroom amenities in recycled packaging. Single use plastics will be avoided and the hotel has free chilled drinking water for guests.  

The innovation in the creation and design of Wren Urban Nest allowed it to meet the World Green Building’s Council definition of ‘Net Zero Carbon’, making it one of the most sustainable hotels in the UK and Ireland. Wren’s embodied carbon associated with the building is approximately 50% lower per key than a typical hotel.  

Director of Moran Hospitality and Hotel Operator, Tracey Moran said: “We couldn’t be more excited to have Wren Urban Nest open. We are passionate about the environment and believe in taking little steps towards a better planet. Our guests can expect bags of personality and a bespoke Dublin City experience that does not compromise on luxury while still doing their bit.”  

The Wren Kitchen

The Wren Kitchen will be led by chef Ronato Palmer from Johannesburg. There will be no reliance on gas for cooking ensuring the zero-carbon commitment is fully followed throughout the premises.  

Chef Palmer is passionate about using the best local produce, and working in a way that has as low impact as possible. The restaurant will be using only ingredients that are high quality, local, seasonal and ethically produced. Chefs at Wren are committed to responsible food sourcing and active use of ‘ugly fruit and wonky veg’ to prevent delicious and nutritious produce going to waste.  

ALT Café Bar and Restaurant at Wren is stocked with the finest artisanal tipples, from Irish crafted whiskeys and pints to local micro session ales. The entire wine list is organic, with an emphasis on smaller distilleries for the spirits menu.   

Introductory Room rates at Wren Urban Nest start at €99.00 room only and €118.95 bed and breakfast. For more information and bookings please visit here.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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