Premier Inn for Dublin's Newmarket

 Whitbread has acquired a site at Newmarket Square in Dublin 8 on which it is planning to develop a new 151-bedroom Premier Inn hotel.

Head of Acquisitions for Premier Inn in Ireland Kevin Murray said, 'Securing the Newmarket site and reaching over 1,000 bedrooms in the pipeline is a significant landmark for us as we aim to be the number one budget hotel chain in Ireland. The site is within an exciting regeneration area and we're confident it will trade strongly being right across the street from the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and within walking distance of the Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick's Cathedral and Christchurch."
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Four Star Tower

The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre in Waterford has been upgraded from 3-star to a 4-star rating by Fáilte Ireland.tower0220

 Pictured at the announcement of the upgrade are Seamus O’Carroll, General Manager; Sinead Corcoran, Sales & Marketing Manager; Michael O’Neill, Operations Manager; Niall Byrne, Accommodation Manager.  Located in the heart of Ireland’s oldest city, the Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre has recently completed a large renovation project which includes all 134 bedrooms undergoing a full refurbishment.Since early 2018, the hotel has received aninvestment that has enabled it to upgrade all areas, including an extended  lobby with atrium, plus a refurbishment of the Ardmore Suite Ballroom and adjoining Ardmore Lounge.


15,000 hotel rooms in Dublin pipeline

More than 15,000 new hotel rooms are being planned for Dublin over the next three to five years, almost doubling the city’s current capacity.mayso0220
 A comprehensive industry analysis reported by by The Irish Times shows that some 100 new hotels or guest accommodation developments are either already in construction or working their way through the planning process.
They represent 15,000 new rooms on top of the existing 18,000 rooms already in the capital spread across 250 existing hotels.
 Some of these will not materialise due to a lack of planning permission or other hurdles during the development process.
Attractive returns on offer to investors have led to several large new establishments being constructed right in the centre of the city.
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Forbes Star for Intercon.

Intercontinental Hotel Dublin is given  'Star' rating inthe 2020  Forbes Travel Guide, intercon0220
 Forbes Travel Guide is recognised for creating the original concept of Five-Star service over the past 60 years, and InterContinental Dublin is the latest addition to its annual Star Rating list.
 The five-star InterContinental Dublin which is located in Ballsbridge Dublin 4 has won many accolades including the Gold Medal Award as “Ireland’s Five Star Hotel” at the Hotel & Catering Review’s Gold Medal Awards and is a member of Virtuoso, a leading global network of travel partners specializing in luxury and experiential travel, comprised of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. InterContinental Dublin was also named as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 10 Hotels in Ireland, as voted for by readers, in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards.


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Green light for Belfast hotel

Belfast City Council has given consent to plans to develop a 276-bed hotel located at Hamilton Dock in the Titanic Quarter, Belfst. hamilton0120
Set to be developed by family-run hospitality group JMK Group, the hotel will be located just off the Queen’s Road in the Titanic Quarter and will seek to provide high quality accommodation and amenities to those visiting one of Belfast’s most popular tourism districts.
The approved hotel will offer a range of amenities including a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Titanic Quarter, a gym and conference facilities. Designed with family visitors in mind, the hotel will have 100 family rooms, in addition to a mix of standard rooms and suites. 


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