Construction has begun on the new 160-bedroom, Easy Hotel in Dublin City. This is the first Dublin based hotel by Easy Group and is located on the corner of Benburb Street and Wood Lane.
The “super budget” chain of hotels, a sister company of the EasyJet airlines, will spend €18 million on this new development. This will be the latest in a chain of 28 hotels across, Europe, the UK and the UAE.
The move into the Irish capital by Easy Hotel’s owners is part of a wider continental Europe expansion plan. The Dublin hotel will be the chain’s second owner-operated European hotel. Their first in Barcelona is due to open this summer.
The company acquired a site in the Smithfield area of Dublin City nearly two years ago. Planning permission initially allowed for a 96-bedroom hotel, but the company is now targeting a 160-bedroom property.
Designed by Tyndall Architecture & Design, Easy Hotel is six stories high with a floor space of over 3,900 sq. m. It will feature ground-floor retail space and an outdoor terrace area is planned for the south elevation of the sixth floor.
Works on EasyHotel Smithfield are expected to take in the region of 16 months to complete.