Dalata Hotel Group plc celebrated the history and future of its Clayton Hotel Charlemont site in Dublin today (Wednesday June 14) with a time capsule burial ceremony.
The ceremony honoured Charlemont’s rich history and marked Dalata’s significant investment in the rejuvenation of this area of Dublin. The site most recently served as the Charlemont Clinic and was previously home to St. Ultan’s Maternity Hospital, the first hospital for infants in Ireland, founded in 1919.
Dalata's time capsule, which was buried by the group's CEO Pat McCann alongside Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr, contains a combination of items showcasing contemporary life in Ireland and historic Irish artefacts, including Dalata’s annual report, the June 14, 2017 edition of The Irish Times, an Irish Times newspaper dating back to 1927 and a selection of works from Bunscoil Sancta Maria, Synge Street.
With completion expected in October 2018, Dalata will invest over €30 million in the development of the 4-star Clayton Hotel Charlemont and create over 200 jobs between
construction and operation. McAleer and Rushe have been contracted for the construction of the hotel, which will transform a number of historic 18th century Georgian buildings into luxury suites and conference facilities.
McCann commented that “The Clayton Hotel Charlemont is a very exciting development for the group and we are delighted to be here today in celebration of that. This time capsule acknowledges where we’ve come from as a country, society, and, indeed, as a business as we look forward to the next chapter.”
The proposed 5-storey venue will feature 181 bedrooms, a fine dining restaurant, state-of-the-art function room and coffee dock facilities with a view overlooking the Grand Canal.