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08th Jul 2020

Wetherspoon set to open new pub and hotel in Dublin

Carl Kinsella


89 hotel rooms.

Wetherspoon has announced that it will be investing €21million in its latest location in Dublin. The pub and hotel, which will be named Keavan’s Port, will open on Dublin’s Camden Street on 20 October.

The hotel will come with 89 rooms, and Wetherspoon claim that it will create 200 jobs. The pub will feature two bars, one located on the lower ground floor and the other at ground floor level within the gazed atrium.

“It is the company’s biggest single investment on a site and will also house its largest hotel,” said Wetherspoon chief executive John Hutson.

“The project has gone back a few months as building work was put on hold due to Covid-19, however, we are delighted that building work is once again underway.

“We believe the pub and hotel will be a great asset to Dublin and hopefully it will act as a catalyst for other businesses to invest in the city.”

Wetherspoon has been at the centre of controversy throughout the Covid-19 crisis, suspending payments to its suppliers (including Irish suppliers) during closure. Wetherspoon workers also unionised, after the company refused to continue paying them until government subsidies came through (a decision that was eventually reversed).

The chain currently has several locations across Ireland, including Abbey Street, Dun Laoghaire, Blackrock and Blanchardstown.

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