Ruby Group secures second hotel in Dublin


The Ruby Group has secured a second hotel site in Dublin [Credit: The Ruby Group]

Ireland / Germany: The Munich-based Ruby Group is continuing to expand its presence in Ireland after securing its second project in Dublin.

It follows a previous announcement by the group that the first Ruby Hotel [Ruby Molly] will open in Q3 next year on the Emerald Isle.

In addition to Germany, Austria, the UK, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy and France, Ireland is the eighth brand entry in Europe, with two leases signed in Ireland within a year.  

The second Ruby Hotel will be a new building with 257 rooms that will feature a rooftop bar as well as prominent space in the entrance area. Due to its central location on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin’s city centre, all cultural and tourist highlights and the Temple Bar district are within easy reach, while the airport can also be reached in 35 minutes by public transport.

For the realisation of the project, the hotel group has teamed up with Dublin-based company Fitzwilliam Real Estate as a competent partner. The conception of the interior design in the sense of Ruby’s Lean Luxury philosophy is being carried out by Ruby’s own design team.

Julian Mörs, group director development at Ruby, said: “The Dublin hotel market has proven to be very resilient, even in times of crisis, with an ongoing high demand from national and international business and leisure travellers. Our second Ruby Hotel project in the Irish capital complements the first one perfectly.”    

Noel Smyth, MD Fitzwilliam Real Estate, said: “This new hotel will be a welcome addition to Dublin’s thriving tourism scene. It will be situated in an area which is steeped in national history in addition to being one of Dublin’s busiest shopping and leisure hotspots.

“The area is served by exemplary transport links such as Heuston St, Connolly Stn and benefits by being located directly on the Luas Red line public transport route which carries approximately 35 million people each year,” added Smyth.

The opening of the hotel is planned for the end of 2025. 

Under the leadership of founder and CEO, Michael Struck, the Ruby Group operates 16 Ruby hotels, with a further 20 hotels under construction or in the planning phase, since its founding in 2013.

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