Liffey & Abbey Street
Hotel and Leisure
Fitzwilliam Real Estate Properties Ltd
310 hotel rooms
ColladoCollins are working with Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital Ltd to design and deliver a new 310 bedroom hotel in Dublin’s city centre.
Operated by German hotel group MotelOne, the scheme is located a stone’s throw from Dublin’s main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, and nearby landmarks including the Ha’Penny Bridge, the GPO and the Dublin Spire.
The hotel features a bar and lounge area at ground level, with rooms located on the upper floors and arranged around a central courtyard providing natural light.
At ground level the building steps back to feature a colonnade along its western side, improving the pedestrian route and public realm. The main entrance to the hotel on Abbey Street Middle leads into a full height atrium, maximising views of the bridge. At first floor level, the building extends beyond the footprint of the ground floor until you reach the fifth floor, at which point the top two storeys are set back, ensuring the massing is sympathetic to its surroundings and responds to the wider townscape views.
The design presents a modern twist on a traditional vocabulary, giving a nod to the hierarchy of the Georgian architecture in the area through its symmetry and use of a refined material palette including brick, stone and bronze