A high profile property developer in Dublin has submitted plans to transform his home into a new 20-bed boutique hotel.
Harry Crosbie, who founded the city’s Point music venue which is now the O2, is looking to convert his home on Hanover Quay into a four-storey, four-star boutique hotel called Number 9.
Plans have been submitted under Crosbie’s company Basin Holdings Ltd and if given the go ahead, the new development will open next summer.
The new hotel would have a 6,000 sq ft bar overlooking the water and is to be designed by architect Jonathan Walsh of RKD.
Crosbie also intends to build a two-bedroom apartment above the hotel where he will live with his wife Rita.
The couple moved into the 18th Century warehouse 27 years ago when the area was a derelict wasteland.
Crosbie is known for building Dublin’s Point theatre and also founded the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and restored the Clarence Hotel with U2.