Hotels are a hot topic in property development at the moment. Dublin is suffering from a huge room shortage and even with new developments on the rise that trend is set to continue. However, its easy to overlook the potential pitfalls in obtaining a suitable licence for a new hotel. For instance, obtaining a "hotel" liquor licence is not always the best option for a new development. Obtaining a full publican's liquor licence over the entire hotel premises is becoming increasingly popular amongst hotel developers. For further information, see our guide to licensing a hotel: - http://leman.ie/hotel-developers-need-a-licence-for-the-best-bar-in-dublin/
A number of other hotel projects in Dublin 2 are also planned. Dalata are set to construct a 181-room hotel on Charlemont Street, right across from the Hilton at Charlemont Place, where billionaire John Malone is seeking planning permission to add 97 rooms. British hotel group Marlin is building a 190-room hotel behind the St Stephen’s Green shopping centre and pub group JD Wetherspoon are awaiting planning permission for a 98-room hotel on Camden Street.