citizenM Dublin St Patrick’s hotel will be delivered by BCP Capital, which has achieved planning permission for a 245-room hotel at 69 Bride Street opposite St Patrick’s Park and cathedral, which has 700,000 visitors annually. Construction will commence in August 2022.
The current Brutalist landmark facade of the building, designed by renowned Irish architect Sam Stephenson, will be preserved, along with his studio on site. The space between the facade and the hotel will serve as a permanent art collection for Dubliners and hotel guests to enjoy.
The building will be sensitively constructed, combining citizenM’s characteristic prefabricated modular construction with an extensive use of bricks in a nod to the local architecture of Dublin 8 in the Liberties and nearby Iveagh Trust tenements. Once complete, citizenM Dublin St. Patrick’s will be Ireland’s “first fully modular-built commercial building”.
“Dublin has been high on our list of target cities for some time, and we are thrilled to have secured this location as our first entry into the Irish market,” says Klaas Van Lookeren Campagne, CEO of citizenM. “While the past year has been a challenge for the whole industry, we are confident and continue with our ambitious growth strategy both in Europe and the US, which includes actively seeking additional locations in Dublin.