Premier Inn’s parent company Whitbread is on target to cross the 1,000 operational hotel rooms in Ireland after announcing a new opening in Newmarket, Dublin. The new 150 bed Premier Inn hotel will be built in Dublin’s Liberties after it was announced that Whitbread secured the site.
Premier Inn’s Head of Acquisitions for Ireland, Kevin Murray said of the opening: “Securing the Newmarket site and reaching over 1,000 bedrooms in the pipeline is a significant landmark for us as we aim to be the number one budget hotel chain in Ireland.
“The site is within an exciting regeneration area and we’re confident it will trade strongly, being right across the street from the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and within walking distance of the Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch.”
CEO of Fáilte Ireland, Paul Kelly, recently commented on Ireland’s hotel pipeline saying: “Dublin desperately needs more hotels, there is no shortage of space for development in Dublin.”