New €19 million hotel opens its doors in Dublin city centre
Yes, another new hotel.
Premier Inn has this week opened a new €19 million hotel on South Great George’s Street in Dublin's city centre.
Named the Premier Inn Dublin City Centre hotel, the location sees the chain taking over a previously unoccupied corner block, which before then was more commonly known as the home of Winston’s Department Store.
According to Premier Inn, the newly refurbished Victorian terrace building offers an affordable way to explore the city, with rooms starting from €60.
The property features a contemporary restaurant and bar serving breakfast and dinner for visitors, as well as 97 bedrooms - each with a Hypnos bed, a power shower, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee and a Freeview TV.
“We are thrilled to open our first hotel in Dublin city centre, right in the heart of this amazing city," Managing Director of Premier Inn Simon Ewins said in a statement.
"Dublin is known for being one of the world’s most captivating, lively and historic cities, so we couldn’t be more delighted to open our doors here and we see a very bright future for Premier Inn in the city."
The opening is the first of five new Premier Inn hotels planned for Dublin city centre, with the chain set to open hotels from late 2022 on Gloucester Street; Newmarket, near St Patrick's Cathedral; Castleforbes and Twilfit, near O’Connell Street.
The announcement will be sure to raise the eyebrows of those who have expressed frustration with the number of hotels being developed in Dublin.
Various commentators have raised concerns about how many hotels are to be on offer in the capital, particularly as a number of beloved cultural institutions in Dublin recently announced they were shutting their doors.