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.
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.