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Wetherspoon plans Dublin hotel

Pub group JD Wetherspoon is to spend €15 million on its development of a “superpub” and 98-bedroom hotel in Dublin city centre.


The company is set to start work in February 2018, with the pub and hotel set to open early 2019.
Some 200 jobs will be created at the site, which is currently a row of derelict properties on Camden Street.
The pub will be set over two levels and will feature a beer garden. The company also said its hotel bedrooms will be equipped to accommodate people with disabilities.
A number of historical aspects of the derelict buildings will be retained and restored. These include a circular stained glass window which was crafted by Earley & Company.
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Swiss read about Cork

Passengers on Swiss International Air Lines flights are reading all about Cork city and county this month – in a major article which appears in


 the June edition of the airline’s inflight magazine. The article coincides with the launch of the new Swiss International Air Lines service between Zurich and Cork, which kicked off at the beginning of June and will operate twice weekly for the summer season.
The magazine, which is distributed on all Swiss flights, has about 130,000 readers – or potential holidaymakers for Cork and Ireland. Tours Ireland in Switzerland, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Gero Günther and photographer Petr Neusser to visit earlier this year.
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InsideUp targets hospitality

With the recent foundation of InsideUp, a design company offering Upgrade & Design Solutions for the Hospitality Industry, commercial 


projects will be brought to life with creativity, sensitivity & a level of realism. 
InsideUp is the result of years of collaboration, with the co - owners Nigel Howard and Martin Kennedy (pictured), having worked together for 10 years & independently of each other for another 15 years, they have decided to join forces once again, in the form of Inside Up.
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Premier eyes Dublin sites

Premier Inn is planning to expand its operations in Dublin with up to 1,500 new bedrooms.
The Whitbread-owned British hotel chain, which runs over 750 venues in the UK, is currently negotiating to acquire sites in both Dublin 1 and Dublin 2.
 According to The Times, the company is seeking to secure five or six properties through 25-year lease agreements and sites with and without existing planning permission are being considered. At present, Premier Inn's 155-bedroom hotel at Dublin Airport, which is in the midst of being revamped with an additional 54 rooms, is its only facility in the Republic. The company currently runs seven hotels in the North.

Hastings invests in Grand Central

The Hastings Group has announced that in addition to investing £53 million in its seventh hotel, it has also recently completed a £10 million renovation programme of its other six hotels.
 gcentralManaging director Howard Hastings stated: "We are currently making our biggest single investment to date in the Grand Central Hotel of £53 million and, upon completion, it will be Northern Ireland’s largest hotel with 304 bedrooms, meeting spaces, bars and restaurants...In addition we invested over £10m in the last three years in the continuous investment programmes of our six hotels to ensure we offer our guests the very best facilities and experience on every visit."
"We have recently completed a £4.8 million renovation of the Culloden Estate & Spa, a new £1.5 million grand ballroom at the Everglades Hotel in Derry, which is now the largest facility of its kind in the north-west, as well as pumping £2 million into the Europa and £1 million into the Stormont Hotel, affording it a new look high-tech conference and event facility."


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