Ballymore has reached agreement with Standard Hotels for a new 200-room hotel in its Dublin Arch development adjacent to Connolly Railway Station in Dublin 1.
Standard Hotels is best known for its luxury, unique design, central city locations, and often, its celebrity clientele. By attracting one of the world’s leading boutique hotel groups to Dublin’s Northeast Inner-City, Ballymore expects the hotel, during construction and on operation, to benefit the local community and attract visitors to this historic area of Dublin.
Sean Mulryan, Chairman and Chief Executive, Ballymore, said: “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.”
The Standard, celebrated for creating landmark destinations rich with culture, innovative and immersive culinary and nightlife offerings and progressive design, has thriving properties across the United States, London, the Maldives and in the coming months will 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.
“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,” said Amber Asher, CEO of Standard International.
Dublin Arch, Ballymore’s mixed-use business and residential development situated on lands adjacent to Connolly Station and bounded by Sheriff St Lower, Commons St and Oriel St. It extends to circa 111,000 sq m2 and will include homes, office space, and Ireland’s first Standard Hotel. The masterplan envisages six office buildings, community clubs, artists’ studios, restaurants, bars, retail, and landscaped plazas. With direct access to Connolly Station and conveniently close to Bus and Luas lines, Dublin Arch will be Ireland’s most connected commercial hub.
With approximately 15 million commuters a year, Connolly Station is Ireland’s busiest transport hub with direct access to Intercity, Enterprise and commuter services rail services as well as the DART and LUAS. Dublin Bus connects most of the city through a network of 200 routes that service 5,000 stops providing additional public transportation access to compliment the rail network. The many walkable destinations in the city have now been made easier through the Dublin Bike hire stations, minutes from Dublin Arch with docking points across the city.
The Dublin Arch development will create over 1,000 direct construction and non-construction jobs for five years. This includes training and apprenticeships opportunities at all levels which will be offered to the local Dublin 1 community. This job creation will help address some of the challenges facing the local community as identified in the Kieran Mulvey Report, "Creating a brighter future. An outline plan for the social and economic regeneration of Dublin's North East Inner City”.