First Motel One in Ireland gets planning consent

Ireland: Plans to demolish buildings in Dublin’s north city centre to make way for a nine-storey Motel One have been approved by the local council.

Fitzwilliam Real Estate Properties, a firm owned by solicitor-turned-developer Noel Smyth, applied to build the property on a site that faces onto both Liffey Street Upper and Middle Abbey Street.

The application for planning permission included the demolition of structures on the site and construction of a nine-storey hotel. Smyth’s firm outlined that the new tourism accommodation block would include 365 bedrooms, a lobby area and lounge with a public bar.

The Motel One property will be the German brand’s first move into the Irish market.

Motel One, a budget boutique hotel chain founded by Dieter Müller, was set up in 2000. It now has more than 18,000 rooms in 65 hotels across eight mainland European countries and the UK.

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