One of the biggest internationally-recognised brands is planning to open its debut hotel in Dublin.
Hard Rock International will open its first hotel in the Irish capital in 2020, in a partnership with national hospitality group Tifco.
The 120-bedroom hotel on Lord Edward Street will comprise two structures – the listed Exchange Buildings and currently the site of the Parliament Hotel, and the adjacent Fashion House Building.
The Fashion House will be rebuilt and converted into the new hotel entrance and reception, with a new glass bridge connecting the two buildings.
The company said that while it will retain and restore the original red brick facade of 1912, the interiors of the parliament building will be completely ‘reimagined’ and will contain the brand’s signature music-inspired memorabilia.
The new hotel will also offer a restaurant and a bar.
Todd Hricko, SVP & head of global hotel development for Hard Rock International, said: “It only seems right to open a Hard Rock Hotel in Dublin, given the city’s musical roots. This is an exciting opportunity to extend our presence in Europe and elevate the one-of-a-kind offering at Hard Rock Hotels to the next level.”
Last summer it was revealed that glh Hotels had signed a deal to bring the first Hard Rock Hotel to London, with the conversion of The Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch on Hyde Park.
The hotel will be home to 900 bedrooms and was originally scheduled for completion in summer 2018.