Interstate Hotels & Resorts today announced that it has entered into a management agreement for The Marker, Dublin’s newest luxury hotel and apartment complex. Located in the heart of the city’s new business and cultural district at Grand Canal Dock, the 187-room hotel is anticipated to open in early 2013. The Marker Hotel is owned by Brehon Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm, together with Midwest Holdings, its investment partner. It is the 27th managed or signed hotel agreement in Europe for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, and joins other Interstate-managed or signed world-class independent hotels and resorts such as Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa, Texas; J Hotel at Shanghai Tower, China; the Rajasthali Resort & Spa, India; Streamsong, Florida; and The Charles Hotel at Harvard Square, Massachusetts.
“Interstate is well-versed in the nuances of managing high end boutique hotels and destination resorts worldwide. We consider it a tremendous accomplishment and a testament to the results we’ve achieved to receive this vote of confidence with a new owner to manage what will ultimately set the standard of luxury hospitality in Ireland,” said Jim Abrahamson, Interstate’s chief executive officer.[member]
The stylish hotel, which will be part of the Leading Hotels of the World(R) family, will span eight floors of a landmark building and include executive suites and penthouse offerings. The Marker will feature a ground floor restaurant and bar, a spa with a 75-foot (23-metre) infinity pool, four treatment rooms and 84 residential apartments.
“Dublin continues to serve as a major European capital destination,” said Leslie Ng, Interstate’s chief investment officer. “A landmark hotel like The Marker, well-suited to attract both business and leisure travelers, will play an important role in Dublin’s luxury market. Situated near significant demand drivers such as the financial, technology and entertainment districts, The Marker will quickly become a leader in the market.”
Said Ng, “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Brehon Capital Partners. As we further execute our global expansion strategy, we will continue to seek out opportunities for world-class destination hotels and resorts like The Marker.”
The Marker is immediately adjacent to the International Financial Services Center (IFSC), the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), and the city’s growing technology quarter now commonly known as “Silicon Docks”. For leisure guests, the Docklands is home to Dublin’s newest cultural venues, the Grand Canal Theatre and the O2 while the Aviva Stadium is within walking distance.
The South Dockland’s master development is a mixed-use, riverfront revitalization effort that combines major corporate headquarters, convention space, residential developments, and arts, entertainment and dining venues on the River Liffey and the Grand Canal Dock in Ireland’s capital city.[/member]