About 400 new jobs are set to be created at Dublin Airport, with the opening of a new terminal-linked hotel.
The DAA has announced plans for this, stating that new facility will be built adjacent to Terminal 2.
The new terminal hotel will provide employment for 250 people, with an additional 150 new jobs being generated during the construction phase of the project.
This is an artist's impression of the proposed new hotel:
Construction on the 11-storey hotel is expected to begin next October, with the hotel expecting to open its doors in 2019 - located 95 metres from Terminal 2.
The new hotel will have a total floor area of 22,840 square metres, including 402 bedrooms, as well as extensive bar, restaurant, café and conference facilities and a fitness suite.
Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison had this to say about it all:
There is significant demand for a new terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport and this development will benefit not just the airport but the city and region as a whole as Dublin needs more hotel beds.
It will also provide employment for 250 people, as well as a further 150 construction jobs during the building programme, which is expected to last about 18 months.
We’re constantly striving to improve the product that we provide to our customers and this new hotel will offer extra choice and convenience to passengers and to the many companies that are based on the Dublin Airport campus.
It will also provide much needed additional hotel capacity for the entire Dublin region.
Hon Dublin Airport!