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Cathedral Leisure's Plans For New Dublin Hotel Rejected By An Bord Pleanála

By Dave Simpson

Plans by Cathedral Leisure for the development of a 62-bedroom hotel off of Dublin's Capel Street have been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

Of "Poor Design"

Dublin City Council had previously approved Cathedral Leisure's proposal for the 62-bedroom hotel, but An Bord Pleanála said that despite being scaled down from an originally-proposed 96-bedroom venue, the proposal for the 62-bedroom property is of "poor design" and does not constitute "an adequate response to the context and opportunity" of the site on which Cathedral Leisure wants to develop the hotel, as reported by The Irish Times.

Cathedral Leisure is part of Northern Irish hotel group Beannchor, which had intended to make the proposed Dublin hotel its second Bullitt Hotel. The company currently operates a Bullitt Hotel in Belfast.

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