Standard Hotels agrees Ballymore deal for first Irish hotel

dublin docklands
Dublin Docklands. (aidanoffbeat/Getty Images)

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Getting Standard Hotels onboard is quite a coup for Ballymore and will no doubt increase interest in its Dublin project.

Ballymore has secured a hotel management agreement with Standard Hotels to open a new hotel in Dublin.

The property will be Standard’s first location in Ireland and is expected to open in 2025, comprising approximately 200 bedrooms. It will be situated at Connolly Quarter in the heart of Dublin and will form part of the Dublin Arch mixed-use development directly connected to Ireland’s largest transport hub.

In the coming months Standard Hotels be opening its first properties in Thailand, The Standard, Bangkok and The Standard, Hua Hin. The brand will also debut in Ibiza in Spring 2022 along with several other European cities to follow including Lisbon, Brussels and Milan.

What They Said

Sean Mulryan, chairman and CEO, Ballymore: “We have a proven track record in complex regeneration projects and our Dublin Arch development highlights our commitment to Dublin’s North East Inner City. Attracting high-calibre commercial partners to this historic area was a key objective and I am thrilled that Standard Hotels has chosen to locate its first Irish hotel in Dublin Arch.”

Amber Asher, CEO of Standard International: “Dublin, with its deep connections to the U.S., is a fitting destination for our brand. The city has emerged into an incredibly vibrant technology and commercial hub with an enormous amount to offer from historical, cultural, musical and culinary points of view. We are excited to partner with Ballymore to develop a new home for Dublin’s creative community and a destination for locals and visitors alike.”