Country overview: 11,000 new hotel rooms on their way in Ireland [Infographic]

by | 15 Mar 2022 | Hotel Projects, Pipeline, Projects

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database gives us insights into an array of exciting hotels coming to the Emerald Isle, including the latest on a major mixed-use development.

Ireland is set to welcome an impressive 78 hotel projects, which will together comprise 11,304 new rooms, according to research.

Transforming the country’s hospitality offering

The coming years are set to transform Ireland’s hotel scene. According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, 21 hotels are on track to make their debut in 2022, and this year’s openings will be followed by a projected 11 launches in 2023. Three openings are currently planned for 2024, and as many as 43 projects are being lined up for completion in 2025 and beyond.

Together, these debuts will bring 3,350 rooms to Ireland over the coming year, with 1,457 expected next year, 927 in 2024 and 5,570 from 2025 onwards.

Of these 78 projects, 68 will be in the four-star category, while the remaining ten are targeting the luxury five-star market.

In terms of development, Dublin is attracting most of the attention, with 52 projects happening across the capital. Cork is due to receive eight hotels, meanwhile, and Kilkenny has been earmarked for three new properties.

Exciting new mixed-use developments

Standout projects within this influx include Maldron Hotel Merrion Road in Dublin and Crown Square Hotel in Galway.

The four-star newbuild Maldron Hotel Merrion Road is set to open in June 2022 on the former Tara Towers Hotel site in Dublin 4, placing guests close to the RDS Arena and Aviva Stadium. The complex will comprise 69 residential units and a basement carpark, in addition to the 140-key hotel.

Owned by Dalata Hotel Group, with help from Mola Architecture on the architectural design, this new four-star hotel will incorporate a restaurant, a bar and meeting rooms.

Meanwhile, Crown Square Hotel forms part of Galway’s Crown Square development on the east side of the city. Currently under construction, the four-star 180-key hotel is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023.

The scheme is being brought to life by architect Henry J Lyons, with landscape design courtesy of Cunnane Stratton Reynolds – Galway. Sustainability is the focus here, with all aspects of the project created with the environment in mind.

Designed to engage hotel guests, residents and locals alike, the wider site will comprise an array of amenities including a creche, a fitness facility, a medical centre, a pharmacy, cafés, a foodhall and a walking track.

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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