Dublin is set for a hotels boom between 2018 and 2020 and it is estimated in a report by Fáilte Ireland that a massive 5,435 new bedrooms will come on stream.
The new hotels will range from a new Marriott Aloft opening this year with over two hundred beds to Dublin's first Hyatt Centric coming on stream in the city in 2019.
The Aloft Dublin City is described by the US giant as "a hip new city hotel where you'll be close to the hotspots of The Liberties, one of the capital's oldest neighbourhoods". The high-tech hotel, backed by Denis O'Brien, will have 202 rooms and be a fun and vibrant space with loft like rooms.
There are also hotels planned from the Hard Rock Group and the Easy Group. There are still more rooms needed however, as tourists flock to the city and capacity is still not meeting demand as the popularity of the city surges for visitors, according to Failte Ireland.
The international restaurant and hotel chain Hard Rock International will open the Lord Edward Street Hotel in 2020 in buildings constructed at the turn of the 20th century originally known as the Exchange Buildings and there's a plan for 120 guest bedrooms and suites, a restaurant and bar. Hard Rock International now has a presence in over 70 countries.
The first EasyHotel to operate in the Republic of Ireland is planned as the company has acquired a freehold site for €9m in Dublin City Centre at the corner of Benburb Street and Wood Lane in Smithfield. The group, which is part of the company that operates EasyJet airlines currently has planning permission for a 96 bedroom hotel and is another exciting development for the Dublin hotels landscape.
The buoyant year continues in Dublin with Ireland's largest hotel group Dalata set to become even bigger with the opening of three more Maldron Hotels and a Clayton Hotel. One of the Maldrons will result in 140 new bedrooms in Kevin Street in Dublin, close to St. Stephens Green.