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: -