Planners give go-ahead for MacCurtain Street hotel
CITY planners have given the go-ahead for another hotel in the city centre, providing a further boost to the city's growing tourism trade.
Plans for the construction of a 73-room hotel in the Victorian Quarter were given the green light in recent days.
The development is planned for the corner of MacCurtain Street and York Street on the site of the Windsor Inn.
It will see some 90-bed spaces provided once the development is completed and incorporates the partial demolition of the existing building and the construction of an eight-storey hotel with a bar facility on the ground floor with an external courtyard along with a basement level.
The development is just one of several planned for the area, with city planners also set to make a final decision on the Metropole Hotel plans by next week.
Owners Trigon Hotels Ltd have sought permission to redevelop the iconic hotel in a multi-million euro plan which includes the construction of a new, urban hotel called 'The M.'
Once finished, the development would have more than 400 hotel beds.
It is one of several major hotel developments planned for Cork city in the coming years, with the new Maldron nearing completion on South Mall.
Further developments are planned for Parnell Place, Sullivan's Quay and Horgan's Quay, delivering hundreds of extra hotel beds to the city.
(Source: Kevin O'Neill, writing for the Evening Echo)