Dalata Hotel Group, the largest hotel operator in Ireland, has opened its first hotel in Bristol after investing £50 million into the project.
The 4-star Clayton Hotel Bristol City is in the centre of the city, while it is a conversion of former Edward Everard’s Printing Works on Broad Street.
It has 255 air-conditioned bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, gym, and extensive conference facilities.
The hotel’s main entrance is framed by the historical Art Nouveau façade, dating back to the 1900’s, which pays tribute to printing and literature greats Johannes Gutenberg and William Morris.
Dermot Crowley, chief executive of Dalata Hotel Group, said: “The opening of the Clayton Hotel Bristol City is a further demonstration of our Group’s ambition to grow our presence in the UK market.
“It is a fabulous property in one of the UK’s most popular destination cities. We are confident of the continued recovery in the hospitality sector and look forward to investing in other targeted UK locations throughout 2022 and beyond.
“Our greatest asset continues to be our engaged people, in Ireland, the UK and Germany, and we are proud that we are generating significant new employment in the market.
“This will be the 17th hotel operated by Dalata in the UK, and our pipeline includes hotels in London, Brighton, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester. This is definitely a time to look forward.”
Bristol is the eighth most visited town or city in the UK, by international visitors.
This is the hotel group’s 17th hotel in the United Kingdom, as it operates 11 Clayton hotels and six Maldron hotels across the UK.
This latest hotel will add 80 jobs locally.