How to sleep over at Dublin's Guinness Storehouse
The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin (PRNewsFoto/The Guinness Storehouse use only for Airbnb)
Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:13PM EDT
For the first time in its 258-year history, stout maker Guinness will hand over the keys of its Guinness Storehouse in Dublin to a pair of guests who will become the first to sleep over at the landmark in a partnership with Airbnb.
Announced ahead of St. Patrick's Day, the one-off event will open up the seven-story visitor attraction -- a former brewery plantation plant and one of the most popular attractions in Dublin-- and transform the top-level bar into the most exclusive room in the country.
Led by a Guinness expert, the experience starts at No. 1 Thomas Street, the family home of founder Arthur Guinness, and takes visitors on a historical journey of the brewery, including access to underground tunnels and historic railway lines normally closed off to the public.
No tour to the Guinness Storehouse would be complete without a lesson on how to pour the perfect Guinness pint, which is also on the agenda.
After the tour, guests will sit down to a six-course Guinness-inspired menu in the Gravity Bar, which offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city.
Guests will also spend the night at the bar in a special 'pint-shaped' bed, and will be able to divert themselves with a pool table, life-sized Jenga game, and telescope for star-gazing.
After breakfast the next day, brewer Peter Simpson will teach guests about the basics of brewing.
Meanwhile, other travel and short-term vacation rental sites have also taken a page out of Airbnb's marketing handbook to offer unique, once-in-a-lifetime stays.
Last week, TripAdvisor launched an event with online home retailer Wayfair to host a sleepover on the London Eye, while HomeAway transformed a floor on the Eiffel Tower into a luxury hotel room last year.
To enter the competition, would-be guests must answer the question "What makes you the world's biggest Guinness fan?"
The competition closes March 22 and takes place April 24.