Hyatt Hotel Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced plans for the first Hyatt property in Ireland, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin. A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Dublin with Realmside Ltd, an affiliate of Hodson Bay Group, an Irish hotel and property group owned by the O’Sullivan family. The 234-room hotel will be managed by Hodson Bay Group Management Ltd and is expected to open in May 2019.
“We are excited about our first hotel in Ireland,” said Nuno Galvao Pinto, regional vice president, real estate and development, Europe and North Africa for Hyatt. “The deal for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Dublin reflects our broader strategy to have hotels where guests want to be. Working with Hodson Bay Group Management Ltd., an experienced owner and operator, fits our strategy of aligning ourselves with key hotel industry players across European markets, with the goal of building long-term relationships.”
The hotel will be situated in The Liberties, a historic and vibrant area in the heart of Dublin that has undergone significant revitalization in recent years. Enabling guests to discover everything Dublin has to offer, the hotel will be within easy walking distance to Dublin’s major attractions including the historic St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Vicar Street—the city’s premier live music venue. For eager-to-explore, millennial-minded business and leisure guests, Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin will also be in close proximity to exciting destinations such as the home of Guinness and St James’s Gate brewery.
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin is being designed to encourage interaction and engagement with large windows allowing for an immediate view of the bustling Dublin community outside. The hotel will also feature a state-of-the-art gym and social spaces from which guests will enjoy a wide range of restaurant, bar, café and lounge options, in addition to an expansive conference space for external events.
“We are excited to bring the first Hyatt Centric hotel to Ireland,” said John O’Sullivan, Chairman of Hodson Bay Group. “The Liberties has been inhabited more than 1000 years and is the oldest part of Dublin, which is currently experiencing a complete regeneration as part of Dublin City Council’s plans to create a launch pad to explore the culture and heritage of the city. The Hyatt Centric brand is perfect for guests who want to immerse themselves in the heart of this vibrant city.”
The plans for Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin demonstrate strong continued growth for the Hyatt Centric brand in Europe. Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin will be joining Hyatt Centric La Rosière, in France, Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid in Spain and Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul in Turkey, all of which opened in 2017. Further Hyatt Centric Yalikavak Bodrum, Turkey, is planned to open in Summer 2019.