Premier Inn is planning to expand its operations in Dublin with up to 1,500 new bedrooms.
The Whitbread-owned British hotel chain, which runs over 750 venues in the UK, is currently negotiating to acquire sites in both Dublin 1 and Dublin 2.
According to The Times, the company is seeking to secure five or six properties through 25-year lease agreements and sites with and without existing planning permission are being considered. At present, Premier Inn's 155-bedroom hotel at Dublin Airport, which is in the midst of being revamped with an additional 54 rooms, is its only facility in the Republic. The company currently runs seven hotels in the North.
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Full details of Premier Inn's Dublin expansion plans are expected to be announced on July 5 during a launch event in the Irish capital for potential developers and investors.