New Micro-Sleeper Hotel Opens In Cork City
A new micro-sleeper hotel called ReZz Cork has opened for business on the corner of Cork city's MacCurtain Street and York Street.
The REZz brand was created by hoteliers and business partners Ray Byrne and Eoin Doyle.
As reported by The Irish Independent, the brand's creators said that the ReZz Cork has the "the smallest bedrooms in the country".
The Irish Independent quotes Byrne as saying, "It's Ryanair meets Penneys of micro hotels."
ReZz Cork Details
The opening of ReZz Cork follows news from earlier this year that the hotel would be opening in 2021 and that it is planned to be the first of a series of REZz hotels.
REZz Cork's regular bedrooms are between 10 and 20 square metres in size, and its penthouse has two bedrooms and a lounge.
The Irish Examiner quoted Patrick O'Toole of Meitheal Architects, who was the director in charge of the REZz Cork project, as saying earlier this year, "It's not quite Japanese pod-rooms, but it's very much a new departure from the traditional hotel.
"This hotel follows the micro-model, with substantially smaller, well-planned, really cute, ergonomically-efficient rooms."
Byrne, who is the director of MacCurtain St Hoteliers Ltd, trading as REZz, previously said that REZz Cork will "fill a gap between hostels and budget hotels" and, "It's for people who want to be in the town centre without paying town centre prices and who don't really want to be sleeping in a hostel room with six others, especially during a pandemic."
Planning permission has been granted for a ReZz hotel in Kilkenny, and two are planned for Dublin city, as well as an additional one in Cork and, as reported by The Irish Independent, one in Belfast.
Byrne also owns Co. Westmeath's Wineport Lodge hotel along with his wife, Jane, and Doyle owns Co. Cork's Eccles Hotel and Co. Wicklow's BrookLodge hotel.
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