In giving Tetrarch Capital the go-ahead for the 158- bedroom hotel behind the former Clery’s department store, the appeals board dismissed appeals lodged against the City Council permission by An Taisce and one of the best-known names in the hotel industry, Wynn’s hotel.
The plan involves a Tetrarch firm, Sagrada Ltd, converting Sackville House into the new hotel.
Tetrarch Capital already owns several hotels including the Marker Hotel in Dublin and Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow.
The hotel is slated to open in early to mid-2018 while the project will involve the creation of 150 jobs.
Dublin City Council gave the plan the go-ahead after its planner stated that the hotel will introduce a vibrancy to an inner city street in need of regeneration and have a positive impact on the surrounding area.
In its appeal against the city council decision, Wynn’s Hotel claimed the permitted budget hotel “illustrates a lack of ambition for the site and for the city including O’Connell St”.
In its appeal, An Taisce said the height of the development was excessive and its design was inappropriate for its Marlborough St location.
However, giving the go-ahead, the appeals board said the development would not seriously injure the amenities of the area or of property in the vicinity and would not adversely impact upon the architectural heritage of the city centre.