It was announced today that Whitbread have secured a site on Newmarket Square, Dublin 8, for a new 151-bedroom Premier Inn hotel. This takes their overall secured development pipeline in Ireland to over 1,000 Premier Inn rooms.
Matt Gent has been appointed as the dedicated Development Manager for Ireland. This new role, signals Whitbread’s intent to expand across the country. Whitbread is actively looking for more sites across Dublin and in major markets across Ireland.
Speaking this week, Head of Acquisitions for Premier Inn in Ireland, Kevin Murray said, "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."