Country overview: Ireland’s development slate dominated by Dublin [Infographic]

by | 16 Feb 2021 | Projects

According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, 81 hotel schemes are currently on the cards across the Emerald Isle, with Dublin accounting for three-quarters of the total.

Our data suggests that 81 new hotels with 12,594 keys will soon open across Ireland despite the pandemic. We find out more about these projects and which companies are driving them forwards.

Ireland’s hotel openings by year

2021 is shaping up to be a rather busy year, with 37 properties and 6,357 rooms due for completion. Ten of these hotels are already in the pre-opening phase.

Things will slow down in 2022, with only 11 hotels and 1,772 keys slated to open, while 2023 will be quieter still – just eight projects and 1,104 rooms are in the pipeline at present. Another 25 hotels and 3,361 keys are in the works for 2024 and beyond.

Of Ireland’s 81 hotel schemes, 67 will be in the four-star segment; the remaining 14 will fall into the five-star category.

Key urban hotel markets in Ireland

Ireland’s vibrant capital Dublin will see by far the most growth in terms of new hotels openings. To be more precise, 60 properties with 9,711 rooms have been earmarked for this vibrant city to date.

A long way behind in numerical terms is Cork, which will get nine new hotels with a total of 1,258 keys, while two properties with 302 rooms will open in Galway City.

Ireland’s fastest growing hotel chain

Topping our charts, Staycity Aparthotels will open three properties with 586 rooms across the country, which perhaps makes sense given the global trend of extended-stay properties gaining popularity amid the ongoing Covid19 crisis.

Hampton by Hilton and Locke, a brand of design-led aparthotels, will each launch two hotels with 498 and 401 keys respectively.

Irish hotel projects you must know about

The proposed 459-key Capital Dock Hotel would form part of a four-block complex housing a hotel, offices and leisure facilities. John Fleming Architects is behind the design of this ambitious scheme, which is hoping to open in 2022.

Elsewhere, the 204-room Hotel Cherrywood Town Centre represents a key element of another noteworthy Dublin project. Set in South County Dublin, it’s envisaged that Cherrywood Town Centre will comprise over 1,200 new apartments, retail, office and leisure space, and link up with major public transport routes while prioritising pedestrians. An opening date of early 2022 has been mooted.

Lastly, the 200-key Galway City Centre Hotel should appeal to guests keen to be close to the action in one of western Ireland’s largest population centres. The scheme sits within a larger masterplan designed to revitalise the area south of Galway’s Ceannt Station; apart from the hotel, there are also plans for new apartments, offices, leisure areas and improved pedestrian and cyclist connectivity. An opening date has not yet been confirmed.

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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