Fear for hotels’ future if student accommodation targets tourists
Aloft makes argument in submission to Dublin City Council against Uninest’s plans for current academic year
Plans by Dublin student accommodation providers to convert their facilities into temporary hotels could force regular hotels out of business, Aloft, the hotel brand owned by Marriott International, has warned.
The group, which opened its first Irish-based Aloft development last year, claimed the move would compound the “turmoil and upset” the hospitality industry has faced due to pandemic-related restrictions and exacerbate the housing crisis by forcing students into the rental market.
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