Hoxton Brand for Central
The 129-room Central Hotel, Dublin is to be re-branded as a Hoxton hotel when it re-opens in 2024.
The move follows an agreement involving Deutsche Finance International and BCP Capital, with Ennismore to operate the property.
The Hoxton is a series of open-house hotels "inspired by the diversity and originality of its local neighbourhoods and communities", according to the developers. The hotels are located in cities including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome, Chicago, Williamsburg, Portland and Downtown LA. Further openings in the pipeline ahead of Dublin include Brussels, a second property in Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Berlin and Vienna.
Acquired by DFI and BCP Capital in 2019, the Central Hotel is located on Exchequer Street, just off Grafton Street. Plans are progressing for the refurbishment and expansion of the hotel, incorporating neighbouring buildings, which will restore the Central Hotel and its Library Bar as a landmark in the city centre.
Award- winning Irish interior designer Bryan O’Sullivan will deliver the hotel alongside Ennismore and BCP Capital. As part of the redevelopment, there will be a significant increase in the existing bar, night venue and restaurant space, including a revitalized Rí-Rá nightclub and The Globe bar.
The redevelopment is being financed with a loan from a fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management.