€42 Million Investment and 120 Jobs Created in Historic Dublin Location
Dublin, 16 May 2019 | Dalata Hotel Group plc (“Dalata” or “the Company”), Ireland’s largest hotel operator and owner of the Clayton and Maldron hotel brands, will today mark the official opening of its Clayton Hotel Charlemont on Charlemont Street, Dublin 2.
The hotel, which opened its doors in November 2018, has had a busy start to the year as it welcomed guests from four corners of the globe. The hotel will officially be opened this afternoon by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD and Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group, John Hennessy.
Situated on the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal, the 4-star hotel has been designed to emphasise the historic features with modern architecture. The hotel integrates the classic facades of three 18th Century Georgian buildings, 35, 36 and 37 Charlemont Street, with a new 4-storey building linked by a tastefully designed atrium, emphasising the hotels stunning lobby space. During construction, the 18th Century Georgian buildings, which included the renowned St Ultan’s Maternity Hospital, were restored and are now home to luxury suites and conference facilities.
The hotel boasts 189 stylishly designed bedrooms, a fitness suite, six fully equipped meeting rooms, and two brand new dining concepts Gaudens Restaurant and Lockside Bar/Social.
The hotel is another excellent addition to Dalata’s growing Dublin portfolio. The Dublin market continues to perform strongly for Dalata and RevPAR for the first quarter in the Group’s Dublin hotels was up 2.4% year on year. In addition to today’s opening, the Group currently have 410 rooms in the pipeline for the capital.
Lynn Cawley, General Manager at Clayton Hotel Charlemont said: “Today is a very special day for the team here at Clayton Charlemont. We have been extremely busy since opening our doors in November 2018 and today marks an exciting milestone for the us and we are delighted to have Minster Griffin here to mark that. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff here for their hard work and dedication over the last 6 months.”
John Hennessy, Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group commented: “The 4-star Clayton Charlemont is another exciting addition to our growing portfolio of much needed hotels in the Capital. Located on Dublin’s Grand Canal, the hotel boasts both historic and modern surroundings and is an excellent location for guests wishing to explore the city. We were delighted to work with McAleer & Rushe once again in delivery of this hotel and look forward to welcoming guests from near and far.”
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, said: “I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the official opening of Dalata’s new Clayton Hotel Charlemont. A hotel that is breathing new life into this historic part of the city and creating jobs for the local community. Development projects such as the €42 million invested by Dalata in this hotel, are vital for Dublin city if we want to continue to be seen as an attractive location for tourists, both domestic and international”.