Irish property developer Paddy McKillen jnr has unveiled plans to open a second hotel on Dublin’s Harcourt Street, in a bid to tap into the city’s burgeoning tech scene.
McKillen, who already owns and operates the popular Dean Hotel on the same street, acquired two buildings earlier this year under the investment company Truceside wholly owned by McKillen, for an undisclosed sum.
He is now hoping to construct a new 23-bed boutique in its place, across 36 Harcourt Street, Dublin, incorporating a new café and meeting rooms in the basement.
The site was previously occupied by a Georgian building until the structure was demolished and just the redbrick façade was left standing, which will now be repaired and retained the McKillen ownership.
He has appointed Cathal O’Neill Architects, who were involved in the development of The Dean and a handful of other McKillen-linked ventures, as the architects for the project.
McKillen’s 52-bedroom The Dean Hotel is located just a few doors away from his latest venture.
Both Numbers 36 and 37 Harcourt Street were previously offered for sale in one lot by tender in 2014 on behalf of a receiver with a combined reserve of €750k, but were not sold. Having since disappeared off the open market, it is understood that the new owners only acquired the properties this year.