Dublin city center to host another hotel with nine-storey CitizenM green light

An Bord Pleanala has given the go-ahead for a nine-storey CitizenM hotel for Dublin 8.

The new hotel will be built on Bride Street and will have 247 rooms.

The hotel was approved despite 10 separate appeals filed by third parties against DCC’s plan to grant planning permission for a four-star hotel.

Those who have appealed include councilor Mannix Flynn as well as two groups that represent residents of Adelaide Court flats.

Calls included the impact of scale on the local area and the overcrowding of hotels in the city.

The construction of this hotel will involve the demolition of the existing fixed-storey Molyneux house.

CitizenM is a Dutch hotel chain that currently has hotels in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Once the hotel is completed, it is estimated to bring in €21m to the local economy according to an EY report.

EY also says 176 jobs will be created when the hotel opens and another 367 during construction.

As part of the planning permission, the hotel is to pay homage to Dublin architect Sam Stephenson with a gallery called the Stephenson Room.

Sam Stephenson’s work includes the former Central Bank on Dame Street and the DCC office on Wood Quay.

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