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Dublin’s Hottest New Hotel Launches with ModPods, and Underground Cinema and Rooftop Bar

Dublin’s Hottest New Hotel Launches with ModPods, and Underground Cinema and Rooftop Bar
22 November 2018 James Brooke

UK independent specialist, Pure Fitout, completes exclusive fit out for The Devlin, from bespoke marble features to handmade carpets and bronze finishes.

This month Dublin’s The Devlin opens its doors as the coolest and newest community hub in Ranelagh.

More than a hotel, The Devlin is a place for eye popping art, gorgeous food, stimulating entertainment and mixologists creating dreamy drinks. With 40 modern and perfectly appointed bedrooms, a rooftop restaurant, terrace and cocktail bar and a 42-seater subterranean cinema, The Devlin is the place to see and stay in the city.

Pure Fitout, Northern Ireland’s fastest growing fit out company, are the craftsmen behind the installation and fit out of The Devlin. Bringing the hotel to life from scratch, Pure Fitout sourced and manufactured nearly every feature of hotel from the 40 ModPods, to the timber paneled rooftop restaurant and bar, art deco cinema, bronze-finished Americana Bar and Moroccan tiled bathrooms.

With spectacular views of Ranelagh, the Dublin Mountains and the sea, the 237 day project for Press Up Entertainment Group in collaboration with renowned designers, O’Donnell O’Neill Design Associates, and Lawrence & Long Architects, used innovative techniques and meticulous attention to detail to complete the first new build for the Group.

Where to get your foodie fix

Made from materials sourced all over the world, the hotel encompasses handmade fittings built in-house from Pure Fitout’s workshop. Exquisite Portuguese and Italian marble have been carved by the team to create the beautiful bars and table tops throughout Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant, Stella Theatre and the Americana Bar, while hand-picked Moroccan tiling has been used to construct the roof top pizza oven and line the bathrooms.

Five specialist timbers feature throughout the hotel, including the intricate Iroko panelling of the Americana Bar, pitch pine ceilings in Layla’s restaurant and walnut burl to the free standing case goods throughout to bring warmth and character to the hotel’s interior.

Where to go for a tipple…and lay your head afterwards

Made specially by Pure Fitout’s in-house metal fabricators, the team crafted bespoke bronze and brass finishes for one-of-a-kind features throughout each of the 40 bedrooms and a bronze illuminated back bar to compliment the detailed leather interior of the Americana Bar.

Down Low? Subterranean Entertainment  

Down below, the 1970s-inspired Stella Theatre includes its own hand carved marble bar and classic mid-century furniture with lamps fitted beside each.

A mirrored ceiling along the bedroom corridors and a unique, client commissioned carpet completes the boutique hotel’s stunning interior.

Ronan Higham, Founder and Managing Director of Pure Fitout, says: “We are delighted to have helped turn the vision behind The Devlin into reality. For a place like The Devlin, the warm and luxurious character comes from the bespoke one-of-a-kind statement features and careful selection of high quality materials.

We’re proud to have helped create another amazing environment which is our first exclusive hotel fit out, with Press Up Entertainment Group. Having worked with Press Up on several projects since we were founded in 2015, we’re consistently appreciative of the vision and ground-breaking designs that we have the pleasure of bringing to life.”

Please see below for a list of additional unique features created exclusively for The Devlin by Pure Fitout:

  • Oak reeded basement bar
  • Waffle birch ply ceiling in basement
  • Stunning third floor bronze & timber bar
  • Five types of timbers: Afrimosia, Iroko, sapele/oak, pitch pine & birch
  • Birch ply panelling throughout – various innovations to achieve unique sprayed colour/stain finish

The Devlin is now open. For more information on the project please visit:

Founded in 2015, Pure Fitout is an independent, award-winning fit out specialist based in Belfast with extensive experience in high quality, eye-catching interior fittings and installations.

The Devlin, 117-119 Ranelagh Road, Dublin 6, Ireland


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About Pure Fitout
Pure Fitout is an independent, award-winning fit out specialist with extensive experience in high quality, bespoke interior fittings and installations.

Utilising specialist expertise, in-house manufacturing and high quality workmanship, Pure Fitout is dedicated to bringing client visions to life in an efficient and cost-effective approach. The company also strives to utilise environmentally friendly practices and is committed to carbon footprint reduction, using recyclable materials where possible.

Pure Fitout was founded in 2015 by Ronan Higham with 25 years’ experience in the construction industry and is headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The company has grown to an impressive €12m revenue in just three years and now employs over 50 people.

Key clients include Five Guys, The Press Up Entertainment Group, NolaClan Group, Boojum and Bupa Dental.

For more information, visit:

About Press Up
Press Up Entertainment Group is Ireland’s leading leisure and entertainment group operating across a variety of sectors, including restaurants, bars, hotels and high-end cinemas.

Established in 2009, the group now features a growing portfolio of over 30 well loved and popular venues, each one offering Irish and international customers a different and unique experience.

Press Up employs over 1,500 people in Ireland, creating an exceptional team who are committed, passionate, and bring a wealth of knowledge and talent to the Irish hospitality market.

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