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PIC: Massive New Addition Confirmed For Dublin Airport And It's About Time

By Darragh Berry

June 19, 2018 at 9:46am

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Exciting news if you're a frequent flyer from Dublin Airport.

The green light has been given for the development of a new a new 10-storey, 421-bedroom hotel near Dublin Airport according to Hospitality Ireland.

Objections that were submitted by locals to An Bord Pleanála have been withdrawn meaning that planning permission has been approved.

Irish airport operator daa said in May that it is looking for contractors to design, build, finance and operate the new hotel/

The four-star hotel will be directly linked to Terminal 2 (T2) and will also be one of Ireland's largest hotels.

Here's what it is planned to look like at the moment...

Dublin Hotel Airport

Image via: Passenger Terminal Today

“This is a unique opportunity to build and operate a new terminal-linked hotel at one of Ireland’s premier locations,” said Vincent Harrison the managing director of Dublin Airport back in May before permission was granted.

“The airport and the greater Dublin area both require additional hotel beds and this development will bring significant economic benefits both to the local Fingal area and to the greater Dublin region.

“International research shows that terminal-linked hotels generate better room rates than those that are not directly linked to a terminal.”

The new hotel is expected to create about 250 new jobs at Dublin Airport when it opens, while a further 150 people will be employed during the construction phase of the project.

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