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Dublin ‘risks losing big spender’ tourists with lack of five-star hotels

Publican and Convention Centre boss ask Dublin City Council to back plans to convert a former direct provision centre into five-star hotel

Killian Woods

Business reporter

31st May, 2020
Hatch Hall on Hatch Street in Dublin 2. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Dublin is at risk of missing out on “big spender” tourists if it does not address the shortage of five-star hotel accommodation, notable players in the hospitality sector have claimed.

Alan Clancy, the publican behind 37 Dawson Street and House on Leeson Street, and Dermod Dwyer, the executive chairman of the Convention Centre, have written to Dublin City Council to express support for plans to convert the former direct provision centre in Hatch...

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