UP TO 300 CONSTRUCTION JOBS TO BE CREATED
A new 410 room luxury hotel is to be built at Dublin Airport next door to Terminal 2.UK hotel group Arora has lodged a planning application for the development. The new Dublin Airport hotel, which will have at least a four-star rating, is Arora’s first move into the Irish market.
Following a public tender process, daa concluded an agreement with Arora for it to design and build, finance, and operate the new hotel on a site just in front of the existing Terminal 2 car park. The new hotel, which Arora will operate under a yet-to-be-announced global brand, will be one of the largest hotels in Ireland. Under the agreement with daa, the hotel will be operated by Arora for 100 years and ownership will then revert to daa.
Arora intends to begin construction of the new hotel later this year or in the first quarter of next year, subject to planning permission. The project is expected to have a 24-30 month construction phase. Up to 300 construction jobs will be created during the works and the hotel will employ approximately 250 staff when it opens.
The 11-storey hotel, will have a total floor area of 30,566 square metres, and will feature meeting rooms, a leisure centre with a gym, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, and a penthouse bar and executive lounge area on the top floor.
“This investment by Arora is a significant vote of confidence in the long-term prospects of the Irish economy and of Dublin Airport,” daa Chief Executive Dalton Philips said Friday. “This development will bring very significant benefits for our customers and to the wider economy, both locally and nationally. There is strong demand for terminal-linked hotels, and they are a feature of most large airports.”
Arora Group Founder and Chief Executive Surinder Arora, said he was hugely excited about entering the Irish market. “This project is an incredibly exciting milestone for Arora Group, as it will be our first venture outside of the United Kingdom and the first terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport,” he said.
“We are looking forward to working with daa which clearly has confidence in the Arora Group’s ability to build and operate a high-quality hotel with remarkable service delivery. The Arora Group is the largest owner-operator of hotels at Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted airports and has a fantastic pedigree of operating terminal-linked hotels including the Sofitel London Heathrow, Sofitel London Gatwick, Hilton London Gatwick, Crowne Plaza Heathrow Terminal 4, Holiday Inn Express Heathrow Terminal 4 and most recently Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3. We look forward to replicating this success at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2,” Arora said.
The new property will be the first terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport.
Source – www.bignewsnetwork.com
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine