Monday 1 May 2017

Five-storey 100-bedroom standalone hotel to be built beside Dublin Airport

handled more than 27 million passengers last year
handled more than 27 million passengers last year
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

Yet another hotel is to be built beside Dublin Airport as demand for rooms from travellers continues to rise. Dublin Airport handled more than 27 million passengers last year.

A UK company connected to Carlton Hotels plans to build a five-storey, 100-bedroom standalone property beside its existing Carlton hotel close to the airport. The existing four-star property also has 100 bedrooms.

There are a number of new hotels and extensions planned in the area.

Last month, CG Hotels received planning permission for two expansion projects beside its Radisson Blu property at Dublin Airport that are likely to cost in the region of €60m.

The hotel operator secured permission for a six-storey extension to its existing property that will include 131 new bedrooms. It has also got permission from Fingal County Council to build a new hotel right beside the Radisson Blu at Dublin Airport.

That seven-storey property will have 144 bedrooms and bring the total for the two to more than 500 - a significant expansion of the number of rooms available on the airport campus.

In October, the DAA said that it was going to build a 402-bedroom hotel connected to Terminal 2 in the airport.

The airport operator has launched a tender process seeking expressions of interest from international hotel groups to build and operate the venue.

The hotel will be the country's fourth largest when it's completed and opens in 2019.

Meanwhile, Ireland's biggest hotel group, Dalata, has received planning permission for a 140-bedroom extension to its Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.

Construction is due to start in the second quarter of this year, with completion in the third quarter of 2018.

Dalata also owns a Clayton hotel close to Dublin Airport, which has 467 bedrooms. The previous owners - the Moran and Bewley's Group - had sought permission to add 367 bedrooms, as well as a conference centre.

But Dalata confirmed last year that it would not proceed with that scale of extension, and was working on plans to add 140 more bedrooms to the property.

Meanwhile, a company controlled by businessman Jalaluddin Kajani is planning to build a 427-bedroom hotel adjacent to the Dalata Clayton property.

Mr Kajani is based in Ireland and was born in Pakistan. He hopes to have the hotel open in 2018.

Developer Michael Howard has been trying to develop a landmark €250m-plus office campus scheme beside the Clayton, which would also benefit Mr Kajani's planned hotel. But Fingal County Council has refused to grant permission.

Irish Independent

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