UK-based Arora Group has secured approval from Fingal County Council for a new terminal-linked hotel in Dublin Airport, Ireland.
The hotel group submitted a planning application for a new 410-bedroom luxury hotel in May last year after it was selected by airport operator daa to design and build, finance and operate the property.
The proposed 11-storey luxury hotel will be located adjacent to Terminal 2 of the airport. It will have a total floor area of 30,566m2.
Besides 410 rooms, the property will feature meeting rooms, a leisure centre with a gym, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi on the third floor.
Additionally, the hotel will have a penthouse bar and executive lounge area on the top floor.
Once constructed, the new hotel will be one of the largest hotels in Ireland and the first terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport.
As agreed, Arora will operate the hotel for 100 years, after which it will transfer the ownership to daa.
The project is expected to entail an investment of around $113m (€100m). It will generate up to 550 jobs including up to 300 jobs for construction and about 250 jobs when opened.
Construction is expected to last 24-30 months.
At the time of filing application, Arora Group founder and chief executive Surinder Arora said: “This project is an incredibly exciting milestone for Arora Group, as it will be our first venture outside of the United Kingdom and the first terminal-linked hotel at Dublin Airport.
“We are looking forward to working with daa which clearly has confidence in the Arora Group’s ability to build and operate a high-quality hotel with remarkable service delivery.”
Arora owns and operates 12 hotels, of which 10 are located in airport.