Boutique hotel conversion for St Stephen’s Green property

Ireland: A Georgian house on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green could be set for €40 million boutique hotel conversion.

Ireland: A Georgian house on Dublin‘s St Stephen’s Green could be set for €40 million boutique hotel conversion.

Loreto Hall, at 77 St Stephen’s Green, was formerly owned by the Loreto Order and housed nuns from the order until October 2015. Some of the sisters had lived in the protected building for 30 years before it was left unoccupied and sold for about €8 million last year.

A planning application has been submitted to convert the building into a 95-bedroom hotel.

The application has plans to build a new nine-storey extension to the rear of the building and to completely refurbish the existing house, adding a spa, restaurant and function room.

Tyler Owens architects has been commissioned to design the hotel.

The Loreto Order originally bought the building back in 1911 for use as a university hostel. It was bought following the death of owner Augusta Magan, a well-known eccentric recluse who is considered a possible inspiration for Ms Havisham in Charles’ Dickens Great Expectations.

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