Planning sought for new luxury 142 Bed Hotel on Howth Estate

by Gazette Reporter
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Tetrarch Capital has submitted a planning application for a new 142-bedroom hotel at Howth Estate. The new luxury hotel is planned for the site of the former Deer Park Hotel, which shut its doors as a hotel in April 2014.

The new hotel forms part of Tetrarch’s wider plans for the regeneration of the 472-acre Howth Estate and follows on from its application in January 2022 along with the Michael J Wright Group for approval for a major conservation and restoration programme to convert Howth Castle into a key tourism and hospitality destination. 

The new hotel will include a stunning entrance lobby and atrium, a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace, spa, fitness centre and swimming pool, as well as extensive conference, banqueting, meeting and event facilities. The new hotel will benefit from panoramic sea views over Howth Harbour and Ireland’s Eye as well as Dublin Bay. This very striking new building has been designed by Hopkins Architects, the award-winning international firm of architects responsible for The Peninsula London, amongst other flagship projects.  

Tetrarch anticipates that 300 jobs will be created during construction of the new hotel and a further 280 jobs (180+ full time equivalent positions) once it is fully operational. Subject to planning approval, construction of the new hotel is expected to commence in 2023, with the aim of opening for business in 2025.

In addition to the hotel planning application Tetrarch has continued to seek the support of Fingal County Council for the rezoning of a small element of its lands at Howth Estate to facilitate the development of much needed affordable housing and senior living accommodation for the local community. It is intended that residents of the proposed senior living scheme will benefit from the regular use of the extensive amenities and facilities on the Estate including the new hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool.  

Tetrarch Howth Hotel_CGI_day view

Tetrarch is also formulating plans for an 18-hole Championship Golf Course adjacent to the hotel on the site of the Estate’s existing golf offerings.

A new public park overlooking Howth Harbour and Ireland’s Eye and the creation of a ‘Green Corridor’ for the use and enjoyment of hotel guests as well as residents of Howth and Sutton form key elements of Tetrarch’s long-term vision for the Estate. If delivered, Tetrarch’s exciting regeneration plans will increase the number of access points to the Estate and allow hotel guests, residents and visitors to transit the Estate on 6km of new paths, trails and cycleways.

Michael McElligott, Chief Executive of Tetrarch Capital said: “The new hotel is a very important element of our plans for the regeneration of Howth Estate. It will provide top-class amenities and facilities that can be used by the local community and ties in with our vision of creating a major tourist destination for Howth, which, at one time, had four hotels but now has none.

Preserving and enhancing the Estate’s greenways and parklands is an integral element of our plans, with enhanced access ensuring residents can visit the new hotel and do so via a Green Corridor of pedestrian and cycle routes linking Howth and Sutton. This is about creating a sustainable future for Howth Estate that will benefit everyone.”

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