Dalata acquires additional 33 suites at Clarion Liffey Valley

Irish hotel group takes another step towards full ownership of Dublin hotel

Irish hotel group Dalata said on Monday it had acquired the long leasehold interest of 33 suites in the Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley in Dublin 22, bringing its goal of obtaining outright ownership of the hotel closer.

Earlier this month, Dalata completed the acquisition of the core Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley, incorporating 158 bedrooms, the leisure centre, meeting rooms, reception, bar and restaurant, car park and two vacant retail units.

The listed hotel group acquired the property from US fund Colony Capital, and intends to rebrand it as a Clayton Hotel in the final quarter of this year.

It has now entered into an agreement with Martin Ferris as receiver to acquire a further 33 suites, the equivalent of 99 rooms, for a price of €8.58 million, in cash. It is expected that the transaction will close later this month.


Dalata deputy chief executive Dermot Crowley said: "We are delighted to acquire these additional bedrooms so quickly after the purchase of the core hotel and are very excited about the potential of the hotel under the Clayton brand."

The move means Dalata will now own and operate 257 bedrooms in the 352-room hotel. The hotel operator is expected to try to secure agreement with about 50 individual investors who bought the remaining suites at the hotel, and are represented in discussions by property group CBRE.

Fiona Reddan

Fiona Reddan

Fiona Reddan is a writer specialising in personal finance and is the Home & Design Editor of The Irish Times