More than 3,000 extra rooms are due for delivery across 15 new Dublin hotels in 2020.
Corporate property specialists, JLL, havve predicted “a tougher year ahead for in the hotels sector”, at their annual outlook briefing in Dublin.
Among the new hotels is the 421 bedroom Holiday Inn at Dublin Airport and the 249 bed Hampton by Hilton Dublin Four Courts (Former Motor Tax office).
John Kajani, whom JLL describes as “one of the most active private hotel owner-operator and developers”, is behind both schemes.
The only new hotel scheduled to open in Cork this year is the 136-bed The Dean Hotel at Horgan’s Quay.
JLL said there are other schemes in the pipeline in Cork which they expect construction to commence on in 2020. They are currently selling 71 South Mall – a former banking hall with full planning permission for a 58-bed guestroom boutique hotel.
In Galway, two hotels are under construction and are due to open in 2020: the 134-bed The Dean Galway and a 27-bedroom extension to the Glen Oaks Hotel.