With aparthotels and serviced apartments making up just 2% of Dublin’s overall hotel room stock of around 19,000, a strong pipeline of about 2,200 units in 20 schemes at various stages of the planning is set to deliver significant numbers closer to the usual European total of 10% of hotel rooms over the next five years.

Figures from ASAP Business Partner Savills estimate Dublin had 0.08 extended stay/aparthotel units per 1,000 overseas visitors in 2016, compared with 0.2 in Barcelona and Amsterdam, 0.6 in London and 1.08 in Paris.

The first of the new stock is expected to be delivered in early 2019, a 50-unit property in Dublin 8 developed by private investors and leased by Staycity. This article outlines some of the individual developments and future expansion plans from ASAP Quality Accredited Operator Members Staycity, Premier Suites, Marlin, SACO Apartments, Bridgestreet, Frasers and Go Native as well as Roomzzz , and Accor Hotels, which wants to bring its Adagio brand to the city.

It also mentions plans for other cities including Cork and Naas.

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Pictured: Tom Walsh, CEO of ASAP Quality Accredited Operator Member Staycity, who is keen to expand outside the capital and into Cork and Galway ©CONOR BUCKLEY

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