Sunday 23 October 2016

'Well there's a possibility' - Dublin could be getting a Guinness-themed hotel

Published 10/10/2016 | 09:59

Guinness Storehouse
Guinness Storehouse

Ireland and Guinness have become synonymous with one another. Whether you like it or not a pint of the black stuff is as ingrained in the Irish stereotype as the shamrock.

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That can be evidenced by the overwhelming success of the Guinness Storehouse, which pulled in one and a half million tourists last year.

The Storehouse, situated in the Liberties in the middle of Dublin city, has scooped numerous accolades both at home and abroad and has brought 200 jobs to the inner city.

Now that job count could be about to receive a major boost in the form of a new hotel.

After brewing responsibilities were moved to Heuston there are now large undeveloped swathes of Guinness' St James Gate site.

However, in an interview with the Telegraph, the Storehouse's managing director Paul Carty has hinted at the establishment of a 'Guinness-themed' hotel right alongside the tourist attraction.

“Well there’s a possibility. I think there’d be a huge interest if we had a Guinness-themed hotel on the site. I don’t think its beyond the realms of possibility. A Guinness-themed hotel in black and white," Mr Carty told the Telegraph.

The move could be a well timed one as Dublin continues to bemoan a lack of hotel rooms to deal with demand.

Outside of the Hotel Mr Carty tipped at further expansion of the Storehouse to showcase the company's archives.

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