Plans revealed for Dublin Airport new hotel

WCN Editorial Team 31 Oct 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Plans have been unveiled for a new terminal-linked four-star hotel at Dublin Airport in Ireland.

The 11-storey hotel, expected to be the fourth largest hotel in Ireland, will be located on a 0.81-acre site between Terminal 2 and the T2 multi-storey car park.

The 22,840sq m building will include 402 bedrooms, bar, restaurant, cafe and conference facilities, and a fitness suite.

The project will be developed under a finance, build, operate and transfer model. Property consultants Savills Hotels & Leisure has been chosen by Dublin Airport to seek expressions of interest for the building’s development and operation.

The winning bidder will be responsible for the construction and operation of the hotel for a specific time period, after which the property will be transferred back to the airport.

Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said: “There is significant demand for a new terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport and this development will benefit not just the airport but the city and region as a whole as Dublin needs more hotel beds.

“It will also provide employment for 250 people, as well as a further 150 construction jobs during the building programme, which is expected to last about 18 months.

“We’re constantly striving to improve the product that we provide to our customers and this new hotel will offer extra choice and convenience to passengers and to the many companies that are based on the Dublin Airport campus. It will also provide much needed additional hotel capacity for the entire Dublin region.”

The project has already secured planning permission, and construction work is anticipated to commence in October 2017. The hotel is expected to open in 2019.

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