Dilapidated 'Ulysses' hotel redevelopment to create 100 new jobs

Fresh details have been revealed about The Ormond Hotel's renovations

Dilapidated 'Ulysses' hotel redevelopment to create 100 new jobs

Rolling News

New details have been released regarding the redevelopment of The Ormond Hotel on the Liffey's north quays.

The D1 property is being redeveloped by Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes' firm Monteco.

It will knock down the dilapidated property and develop a €20m modern hotel on the site.

It is slated to open its doors to the public in 2019 and will create, "in the region of 100 new jobs" in Dublin 1. That is up from a provisional headcount of 80 reported last year.

The Avroko design team which is behind One Central Park Hotel in Manhattan and The Modern Pantry in London will deck-out its interiors.

It promises to "respect and restore the site incorporating it’s Joycean heritage," with "a modern yet sensitive makeover."

"Our intention is to market Ireland and this hotel heavily to Asian tourists and millennial visitors to Dublin," said CEO Mark Lankester.

"Travel from Asia has been steadily growing over the past few years and this hotel will help grow these numbers into Dublin for this very significant market," he added.

The Dublin building near Capel Street is featured in the 'Sirens' episode of James Joyce's Ulysses.

There had been opposition to the plans from both the Save Joycean Dublin Committee and local residents who are concerned about the size of the new hotel, which delayed the project.

None of the original building's structures which featured in Ulysses are standing today, as they were destroyed during renovations in the 1970s.