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Country Snapshot: 11,000 new hotel rooms on the way in Ireland [Infographic]

The TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database gives us a glimpse of a range of exciting hotels to come to the Emerald Isle, including the latest in a major mixed-use development.

Ireland is set to host an impressive 78 hotel projects, which together will include 11,304 new rooms, according to a study.

Transforming the country’s hotel offer

The coming years will transform the Irish hospitality scene. According to construction database TOPHOTELPROJECTS, 21 hotels are on track to debut in 2022, and this year’s openings will be followed by 11 planned launches in 2023. Three hotel openings are currently scheduled for 2024, and no less than 43 hotel projects. are nearing completion in 2025 and beyond.

Together, these hotel debuts will bring 3,350 rooms to Ireland over the coming year, with 1,457 expected next year, 927 in 2024 and 5,570 from 2025.

Of these 78 projects, 68 hotels will be in the four-star category, while the other ten target the five-star luxury market.

In terms of hotel development, Dublin attracts the most attention, with 52 projects underway in the capital. Cork is set to receive eight hotels, and Kilkenny has been booked for three new properties.

Exciting new mixed-use developments

Highlights of this influx include the Maldron Hotel Merrion Road in Dublin and the Crown Square Hotel in Galway.

The new four-star Maldron Hotel Merrion Road is set to open in June 2022 on the former site of the Tara Towers hotel in Dublin 4, placing guests close to the RDS Arena and Aviva Stadium. The complex will include 69 residential units and underground parking, in addition to the 140-key hotel.

Owned by Dalata Hotel Group, with assistance from Mola Architecture on the architectural design, this new four-star hotel will include a restaurant, bar and meeting rooms.

Meanwhile, Crown Square Hotel is part of Galway’s Crown Square development in the east of the city. Currently under construction, the four-star, 180-key hotel is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023.

The project is by architect Henry J Lyons, courtesy of Cunnane Stratton Reynolds – Galway. Sustainability is the focus here, with every aspect of the project created with the environment in mind.

Designed to appeal to hotel guests, residents and locals, the expanded site will feature a range of amenities including a nursery, fitness centre, medical centre, pharmacy, cafes, foodhall and a walking track.