Top Irish hotelier bids for new 150-bed hotel


A top hotelier in Ireland is seeking planning permission for a new 150-bedroom hotel at a former warehouse at North Wall Quay in the Dublin docklands.

The project would see leading property developer Paddy McKillen transform the warehouse into a seven-storey property to accommodate around 150 bedrooms, at a cost of approximately €10m.

The warehouse is close to the new headquarter of the Central Bank and at the front of the newly-designated Project Wave site, where a 60,000 sq mtr development of offices and apartments is being worked on.

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McKillen is a major player in the hotel, bar and restaurant markets in Dublin, having recently opened the eclectic Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street.

The property had a 97% occupancy rate during the month of September.

This latest property will help cater for the fast-expanding tourist and business trades in Dublin and a decision is expected to be reached shortly.