City overview: 58 hotel projects in Dublin’s pipeline [Infographic]

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Projects

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (Photo: Radisson)

Our researchers have checked the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database and found that 58 hotels will launch in Dublin over the next few years, with Radisson Blu and Locke among the brands heading to the Irish capital.

58 hotels with 9,355 rooms are currently on the development slate across Dublin. We find out more about these properties – and pick out a few worth keeping an eye on.

Dublin hotel openings by year

Two more properties will open in Ireland’s largest city before 2020 draws to a close, our data suggests, adding 281 rooms to an already impressive hospitality offering.

In 2021, 25 properties will go live and bring 4,478 additional keys into play, but things will slow down a bit in 2022, with only eight hotels and 1,436 rooms planned throughout the year. For 2023 and beyond, 23 hotels with 3,160 keys have already been mooted.

Of these 58 new hotels, the vast majority (50) will be in the four-star category. Only eight forthcoming properties are targeting the five-star segment.

Hotel brands expanding in Dublin

StayCity ApartHotels will add three properties and 586 keys in an effort to cater to the city’s rapidly growing demand for long-stay accommodation. Meanwhile, Hampton by Hilton and Locke will both add two hotels to their portfolios, with 498 and 401 keys respectively.

Outstanding hotel projects in Dublin

Dublin is already home to an array of grand hotels, funky boutique properties and other charming places to stay. In the coming years, several interesting hospitality schemes are set to join them.

The 204-key Hotel Cherrywood Town Centre, for example, will be part of a massive mixed-use development that includes 1,269 build-to-rent apartments, 585,000 sq ft of retail and office space, and vast amounts of public space. This new urban quarter will prioritise pedestrians and bike users, offering a wide variety of shops and dining venues for consumers to meet and mingle. An opening date is currently envisioned for early 2022.

Right on the shores of the River Liffey, The Samuel will open in Q2 2021. This 200-room property will be housed in the former London and North Western Hotel, which dates back to the 1800s – an interlinking eight-storey extension will offer space for new rooms and amenities. The hotel, located close to the Convention Centre Dublin, the IFSC business district and the 3Arena, will be within easy reach of major shopping and leisure districts courtesy of Dublin’s light-rail system.

Elsewhere, and just up the street from Dublin’s soon-to-close Bernard Shaw pub, a former battery store and language school are being transformed into a trendy new hotel and night-time venue set to open in early 2021. The Nyx Hotel, a boutique brand coming for the first time to Ireland, will operate this 175-room property in a prominent spot along the canal at Portobello Harbour. While The Nyx Dublin Portobello Harbour will be a hotel, its downstairs bar and venue will aim to engage the local late-night crowd by hosting bands and DJs, and connecting with the area’s vibrant art scene.

Later on in 2021, the 84-key Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin will open its doors as part of a downtown development project. It’ll include a new pedestrian street linking Chancery Lane and Ship Street Great, as well as a new town square over the remains of the 7th-century St Michael Le Pole church. The property will offer guests convenient access to Dublin’s top shopping and lifestyle venues as well as its most popular tourist attractions.

Last but not least, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is hoping to make its debut in Ireland with the rebranding of The Marker Hotel in Dublin, one of the capital’s most modern and luxurious buildings. This proposed 187-key Anantara hotel would be located in the Docklands, one of the city’s most dynamic areas. Close to the IFSC and the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, it’s a perfect spot for travellers keen to experience Ireland’s famous hospitality at its best. While the project sounds stunning, we may have to wait some time for it to come to fruition since, unfortunately, the scheme’s currently on hold.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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