Around 400 new jobs are to be created at Dublin Airport with the opening of a new terminal-linked hotel.
The DAA has announced plans for the new facility to be built adjacent to Terminal 2.
It will provide employment for 250 people, while an additional 150 new jobs will be generated during the construction phase of the project.
Planning permission for the 11-storey hotel has already been granted and construction is expected to begin next October with the hotel expected to open in 2019.
The new hotel will have a total floor area of 22,840 square metres comprising 402 bedrooms, as well as extensive bar, restaurant, café and conference facilities and a fitness suite.
It will occupy a prime 0.81 acre site between Terminal 2 and the T2 multi-storey car park – and will be located 95 metres from Terminal 2.
Expressions of interest for the development and operation of the new hotel, which will be developed under a Finance, Build Operate and Transfer (FBOT) model.
“There is significant demand for a new terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport and this development will benefit not just the airport but the city and region as a whole as Dublin needs more hotel beds,” said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison.
“It will also provide employment for 250 people, as well as a further 150 construction jobs during the building programme, which is expected to last about 18 months.
“We’re constantly striving to improve the product that we provide to our customers and this new hotel will offer extra choice and convenience to passengers and to the many companies that are based on the Dublin Airport campus.
“It will also provide much needed additional hotel capacity for the entire Dublin region.”