A new four-star Maldron hotel is to be built adjacent to Croke Park Stadium on land bought in the past year by the GAA from Clonliffe College.
The nw hotel will form part of a new strategic investment in conference facilities to complement those already in place at Croke Park and which make it a hive of activity for far more than match days.
The hotel is planned be located on the junction of Clonliffe Road and Jones’s Road, giving those coming up towards the Hogan Stand from Gills Corner a full on view.
Planning for the hotel is expected to be submitted during 2020, with the hotel scheduled to open in the second half of 2023.
The hotel would have around 200 bedrooms, a business centre with six meeting rooms, and bar and restaurant facilities.
Dalata will operate the hotel on a 35-year operating lease, which would be subject to five-year rent reviews linked to the consumer price index.
“The Maldron Hotel Croke Park will be a brand new, four-star property on the doorstep of one of the largest stadiums in Europe, where further expansion of the successful conference and events centre is planned,” said Dalata Chief Executive Officer Dermot Crowley.
“We are very excited to be involved with such an exciting project in an iconic location for Ireland.”
“We are very enthusiastic about the potential of the Maldron Hotel Croke Park and we are looking forward to partnering with the GAA and helping to develop the overall Croke Park facilities for their patrons.”
Peter McKenna, stadium director at Croke Park, added that the organisation was “delighted” to be working with Dalata – the largest hotel operator in Ireland – to deliver the Maldron Hotel Croke Park to the Dublin market.
“The hotel is a vital part of the wider development strategy for the stadium complex and will provide much needed accommodation for GAA fans, conference attendees and museum visitors in the years to come,” added Pater McKenna, Commercial Director for the GAA.