Premier Inn to lease Dublin hotel

Whitbread, Premier Inn's owner, has entered into an agreement to lease a 106-bed hotel from its development partners, Warren Private and the Greenleaf Group, at Usher’s Quay in Dublin 8.

The proposed hotel at Usher’s Quay is the subject of a planning application to Dublin City Council and a decision is expected shortly.

Warren Private and Greenleaf acquired the Usher’s Quay site for €3.3m (£2.9m) in 2019.

The development partners are seeking approval for the hotel extending to 42,000sq ft and distributed over seven to eight floors above basement level.

Premier Inn is expanding rapidly into Ireland with a requirement for 2,500 rooms in Dublin city centre, with the potential for significant growth nationwide in locations including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Killarney.