Radisson Hotel Group Signs First Radisson RED In Ireland

By Robert McHugh
Radisson Hotel Group Signs First Radisson RED In Ireland

The Radisson Hotel Group has announced plans for its first Radisson RED hotel in Ireland, in Galway, within the Crown Square development, minutes from Galway’s city centre.

The new hotel will be a five-minute drive from Galway’s main train station, approximately one hour’s drive from Shannon Airport, and approximately a two-hour drive from Dublin City and Dublin Airport.

‘Sophisticated Offering’

“We are proud to be bringing this new high-quality destination hotel to our home city of Galway,” said Padraic Rhatigan, principal founder of the Rhatigan Group.

“Radisson RED is a great fit for our city, and we are looking forward to revealing the standout design and sophisticated offering in our hometown.”

Rooftop Bar

Radisson RED Galway will feature 177 rooms, each reflecting Radisson RED’s signature style and design, which incorporates art, music and fashion.


Designed by Henry J Lyons Architects as part of the new Crown Square development, Radisson RED Galway will be an eight-storey building with views over Galway Bay and the hills of Clare from the rooftop bar and restaurant.

Business And Events

For those with business or event needs, Radisson RED Galway will offer more than 400 square metres of meeting and event space on the lower ground floor.

The space includes a versatile 300 square metres of conference space, which can be split into two individual meeting rooms, in addition to a 200-square-metre breakout space, which adds the flexibility to cater for numerous event formats.

‘Perfect Home’

“Galway is the perfect home for the Radisson RED brand – a place where vibrant atmosphere, unique charm, and rich cultural heritage come together,” said Adela Cristea, vice-president, business development, UK, Ireland and Nordics, at the Radisson Hotel Group.

“We are delighted to be joining the community.”


A €40 Million Investment

The overall project, which will see a €40 million investment, is being developed by the Galway-based Rhatigan Group and built by the long-established JJ Rhatigan & Company.

The Rhatigan Group is also responsible for the development of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin’s city centre and the award-winning Dublin Royal Convention Centre, a €20 million state-of-the-art convention centre that opened last year.