City overview: Over 4,600 rooms to be added to Dublin’s hotel market [Infographic]
The hotel market in Ireland’s capital is set to see steady growth.
In the coming years, TOPHOTELPROJECTS’ database shows over 4,600 extra hotel rooms will be added to the Dublin market, creating steady growth in a city with growing visitor numbers.
In the coming years, 32 hotels will open in Dublin, adding another 4,680 rooms to the city’s hotel market.
We find out which brands are pushing for growth in the Irish capital and which projects are especially noteworthy.
Dublin’s hotel market growth in numbers
Of the 32 new properties, 9 will open in 2020 and add 1,481 rooms to the market. For 2021 12 openings with a total 1,918 rooms are confirmed. In 2022 and 2023 things quiet down with only 2 and 1 launches respectively. For 2024 and beyond, another 8 properties are underway.
The focus in Dublin is currently on 4-star hotels which make up 25 of 32 upcoming openings. The remaining 7 projects are in the 5-star category.
Top brands expanding in Dublin
Dublin-based StayCity ApartHotels, a fun and trendy extended stay brand, is launching 3 projects with 586 rooms in Dublin. This makes it the fastest-growing brand in the city which is also its home base. Hampton by Hilton and Westin Hotels & Resorts will each launch one property.
Noteworthy hotel projects in Dublin
The largest hotel in Dublin’s pipeline is the 249-room Hampton by Hilton at River House Dublin which will open in Q2 2020. Set in the city centre, this elegant property will welcome both leisure and business guests. Facilities will include an all-day dining restaurant, public co-working spaces and a fitness centre.
The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin is currently getting an expansion of 84 luxurious rooms which will be ready for guests by Q2 2020. This extension will be part of a new civic square being created in a pedestrian area linking Chancery Lane and Ship Street. A future add-on will include offices, apartments and a convention centre.
In a sought-after spot along Portobello Harbour, a former battery store and language school are about to begin its two-year transformation into a trendy new hotel and night-time venue. The 175-room NYX Dublin Portobello Harbour, a boutique brand coming to Ireland for the first time, will feature a bar and dining venue which will aim to attract the local late-night crowd, with bands and DJs, and connections to the artistic scene in the area.
Anantara Hotels & Resorts will make its debut in Ireland with the rebranding of The Marker Hotel in Dublin, one of the Irish capital’s most modern and luxurious buildings. Set in the Docklands, one of the most attractive and dynamic areas of the Irish capital, it will be close to the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) and the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. This makes the Antara Hotel a perfect cultural and business epicentre for travellers’ keen to experience Ireland’s famous hospitality at its best.
Let’s take a look at some more hotel projects in Dublin: