Dalata, Ireland’s largest hotel group, is growing rapidly with the official opening of their first hotel in Bristol in the UK.
Located in the center of Bristol City, Thelayton Hotel Bristol City is the 17th hotel in the groupth Hotel in the United Kingdom.
The group currently operates 11 Clayton Hotels and six Maldron Hotels across the UK.
This is a significant year for Dalata’s growth plan in the UK, with the opening of four new hotels and a current pipeline of over 1,100 rooms in prime locations, making it one of the fastest growing hotel groups in the UK.
In addition to the Clayton Hotel Bristol City, both a Clayton and Maldron hotel opened in Manchester during the first quarter and a Clayton hotel will open in Glasgow later this year.
After 2022, Dalata has another pipeline of new hotel openings across the UK, including hotels in London, Brighton, Liverpool and Manchester.
The group’s current growth plans envisage Dalata increasing its UK footprint by 65 per cent between early 2022 and 2024, taking the total UK room count to over 5,000 rooms.
Dalata employs more than 1,200 people across the region. The group’s ambitious expansion plan in the UK envisages it employing just under 1,400 people by 2024.
The new four-star hotel, which will create 80 local jobs, is close to Bristol’s CBD and within walking distance of the main shopping and leisure districts.
The new hotel represents an investment of £50m and transforms Edward Everard’s former printing works on Broad Street in Bristol city centre.
The decision to refurbish the existing building rather than demolish and rebuild saved an estimated 2,084 tonnes of CO2 emissions. These CO2 savings are equivalent to the CO2 emissions of powering 264 households in one year.
“The opening of the Clayton Hotel Bristol City is further evidence of our Group’s ambition to expand our presence in the UK market,” said Dermot Crowley, Dalata Group Chief Executive.
“It is a fabulous property in one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations. We are confident that the hospitality sector will continue to recover and look forward to investing in other UK destinations throughout 2022 and beyond.
Our greatest asset remains our dedicated workforce in Ireland, UK and Germany and we are proud to be creating significant new jobs in the market.”
The Irish-listed company reported a pre-tax loss of €11.4 million in 2021, compared to a loss of €111.5 million in the previous year, according to its financial statements. In 2019, Dalata reported a profit of €89.7 million.
Sales increased last year to 192 million euros from 136.8 million euros in 2020 and were 45 percent of the level of 2019.
https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dalata-drives-further-uk-expansion-with-opening-of-50m-bristol-hotel-41525572.html Dalata drives further expansion in the UK with the opening of a £50million hotel in Bristol