Premier Inn has unveiled plans for a 250-room hotel within Dublin’s Castleforbes Business Park.

The property will be located in the city’s north docklands area, within walking distance of the Convention Centre Dublin and the 13,000 capacity 3Arena.

The hotel will form part of a mixed-use development which will also comprise residential and office space.

It is the third Premier Inn hotel to be signed in Dublin’s city centre, joining forthcoming developments on the site of Twilfit House at the corner of Jervis Street and Upper Abbey Street, and on South Great Georges Street.

The group also operates a hotel close to Dublin airport.

Commenting on the news Kevin Murray, Head of Acquisitions (North and Ireland) for Whitbread, said:

“Securing a new Premier Inn at Castleforbes builds further momentum to our acquisition drive in Dublin.  As the city’s new and expanding tech centre, and one of the best hotel trading locations, Castleforbes is an excellent location for our largest Premier Inn hotel to date in Dublin.

“With significant bedroom requirements in the city we are actively exploring other live freehold and leasehold opportunities as we work to secure up to 2,500 Premier Inn bedrooms in Dublin.”