Airport Hotel may be Asylum Centre
One of the newest and biggest hotels in Dublin, the 421-bedroom Holiday Inn at Dublin Airport, has closed its doors to the general public after less than seven months in operation. It is understood the €50 million hotel is being lined up by the State to operate as an accommodation centre for asylum seekers.
The four-star property was opened last July by the UK-based JMK Group who owns four Irish hotels and is building several others. JMK’s Holiday Inn at Dublin Airport was originally due to start trading in the first quarter of 2020, but its opening was delayed by the pandemic.
JMK’s other Irish hotels include the Waterford Marina hotel, a new Hampton by Hilton opening near the Four Courts in Dublin next month, and planned properties in Cork and Belfast. It also operates three London hotels.