The Obamas were in Dublin to accompany President Obama at the G-8 Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland this week. According to the White House Dossier, the White House paid for the Obama girls’ $3,300 suite at the swanky Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin City Centre under the auspice that their trip had diplomatic significance.
The FLOTUS and her daughters stayed in the “Princess Grace Suite” – a room fit for royalty, literally, because it was often used by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco and her husband, Prince Ranier. The suite has two guest bedrooms with 100 percent Egyptian cotton sheets, two bathrooms, four phones and three large televisions. It is also equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine and comes with turn-down and butler services.
They arrived at the hotel straight from Belfast, where the First Lady introduced the president to a crowd of secondary school students at the city’s Waterfront Convention Centre. While in Dublin the FLOTUS and her daughters visited the library at Trinity College Dublin to explore the family’s Irish roots, and later the Wicklow Mountains National Forest and a special performance of Raindance at the Gaielty Theatre.
They are later expected to return to Belfast to join the president at the G-8 Summit, where they will be greeted by tractor-driving secret service officers dressed up as farmers to protect the family.