Premier Inn has opened its first property in the Republic of Ireland outside of Dublin.
The newly built Premier Inn Cork City Center It was first announced in 2019and is located on Morrison's Quay overlooking the South Channel of the River Lee, on the site of the former Moore's Hotel.
Features include 187 double, twin, family and accessible rooms, as well as Thyme Bar and Grill.
The opening brings Premier Inn's portfolio to more than 1,000 rooms in Ireland, joining five Dublin hotels, including the 113-room Gloucester Street South property that opened last year.
Premier Inn opens second property in Dublin city center
The group also operates eight hotels in Northern Ireland, including three in Belfast, and locations in Carrickfergus, Lisburn, Bangor, Coleraine and Londonderry.
Matt Gent, development director for Whitbread in Ireland, commented on the news:
“Premier Inn Cork is a significant milestone for Whitbread in Ireland. The hotel gives us a presence outside of Dublin for the first time and sets us up for further growth in towns and cities across Ireland as we work to deliver a network of Premier Inns across the country.
“When looking at the new Cork City Center Premier Inn, it is difficult not to be impressed by the quality of the development we have created with our partners Greenleaf, Warren Private and Elliott Group, and I have no doubt that the hotel will be a great It was a great success for our customers given the strength of Cork's business economy and the incredible offering for leisure travelers in the city.
“We have grown a lot in the last twelve months in Ireland and will continue to work hard to expand our presence across the country as we respond to an insufficient supply of affordable hotel rooms in Ireland.”
Premier Inn has previously described The aim is to reach 2,500 rooms in Dublin city centre.and last year announced plans to open a 100-room hotel at Usher's Quay in the city's Dublin 8 district.
Premier Inn to open property in Dublin's Usher's Quay