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Dublin’s Ashling Hotel unveils new sensory space for families
AsIAm CEO Adam Harris was on hand to officially open the room and welcomed the hotel’s newest addition
 Thurs 27th June 2024

TDublin’s Ashling Hotel has unveiled a brand-new sensory family bedroom, specifically designed for children and their family staying at the hotel. The provision of a sensory room for their guests in the Dublin 8 hotel makes them the first in the capital to offer this space.

The hotels’ location means that they frequently have families staying who are attending various medical appointments. This, coupled with the fact that autism awareness charity AsIAm is a long-standing designated charity partner, led to the idea of a tailor-made family bedroom suite specifically aimed at offering a truly sensory sensitive room for guests.

AsIAm CEO Adam Harris was on hand to officially open the room for families and welcomed the hotel’s newest addition. He said: "I would like to congratulate the Ashling Hotel on the launch of their "sensory bedroom". Autistic people, and our families, deserve the same chance to live, work and play in the community and accessible hotels are key to delivering this vision.

The Ashling Hotel’s sensory room includes:

  • Extra-large LED Bubble Tube
  • Acrylic Mirror Panels to illuminate the bubble tube
  • Oversized Memory Foam Beanbags that conforms to your shape
  • The Lappy - Weighted Lap Pad
  • The Buzzy - Soft Vibrating Cushion
  • LED Mood Cube with Bluetooth speaker
  • Aroma Diffuser - LED Colour changing
  • Organic Aroma Oils
  • Fidget Box - 25 different sensory based Toys
  • 50” Chromecast TV, set up for streaming Netflix & Prime

Managing Director and General Manager of the Ashling Hotel Ronan Walsh said “We constantly strive to think outside the box, to offer our guests a little extra that will help to make their stay more enjoyable. Studies have shown that sensory rooms can help improve focus, reduce stress and anxiety whilst also encouraging socialising, and the development of communication skills.”

“We look forward to our visiting families having the opportunity to experience the room and we are privileged to be able to look after them and support them, as we are with all our guests.”

The sensory room is the newest addition and is part of a larger significant refurbishment project at the Ashling, which includes the Reception, Restaurant & Bar in the Hotel.

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