Dublin City Council rejects plans for two hotels

Dublin City Council has given an emphatic no to two separate hotel developers seeking to build tall hotels near Dublin Castle.

The city council has asked the two hoteliers to go back to the drawing board and significantly reduce the height of the planned hotels that are proposed to deliver an additional 239 hotel rooms for Dublin.

In May, the firm that owns the four-star Radisson Blu hotel off South Great George’s St, and owned by Galway-based developers the Rhatigan Group, lodged plans to add a 10-storey extension that includes 103 additional bedrooms.

The development plan involves an eight-storey over two-storey basement extension to bring the total number of hotel rooms at the hotel to 255.

However, Dublin City Council planners told applicant Luxor Investments Ltd of its “serious concerns regarding the height, scale, proximity, and impact of the proposed hotel extensions”.

Similarly, in response to plans by Wave Point Ltd for a new four-star, seven-storey hotel close to both the Radisson and Dublin Castle, the council requested that the firm reduce the overall height of the proposed development.

The council told Wave Point Ltd that the overall height and design of the 136-bedroom property was “overly dominant and incongruous”.

Luxor Investments had opposed the plan.

In response, Wave Point lodged a submission on the Luxor application pointing out that it has been required to reduce the height of its proposed hotel plan by the council.


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