Dublin Loft Company have reportedly applied for planning permission for a 175-bedroom hotel in Dublin's Smithfield.
It's expected that the proposed new building will range in height from five to seven-stories and extend to 60,000 square feet, reports the Irish Independent.
The company, which is controlled by Kelly, Mark and Andrew Cosgrave, is seeking the development at 6-11 Hendrick Street and will replace an existing 3,000 square foot single-storey property.
The hotel's ground floor is to have a bar, dining areas, bedrooms and ensuites, offices, with the remaining bedrooms and ensuites spread across the above stories. There will also be an outside landscaped courtyard area of approximately 77.7 square metres.
Elsewhere, the four-star Herbert Park Hotel in Ballsbridge has submitted planning permission to Dublin City Council for a six-storey extension which would extend its total floor area to 12,000 square feet, reconfigure 4 existing bedrooms and add a further 32 bedrooms reports the Irish Independent.
Dublin currently has a shortage of hotel rooms and it's a problem that could limit tourism growth, according to a recent report commissioned by Fáilte Ireland.