Linesight Collaborates on Latest Aloft Hotel In Blackpitts

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Construction consultancy firm, Linesight,
today announced its involvement in the launch of the first Aloft
Hotel in the Blackpitts area of Dublin’s Liberties. Pembroke
signed up global hotel group, Marriott
several years ago for the new development. Its
Aloft brand, which targets tech-savvy travellers while offering
relatively low room rates, has over 100 hotels worldwide. Marriott
International has four other Irish hotels operating under the Autograph
Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Sheraton and Westin brands.

This much-anticipated hotel is a high-tech, 202-bedroomed space complete
with a spectacular 7th floor panoramic cocktail bar and
casual dining area, meeting rooms and an on-site gym. The original
Tenters pub on the corner of Blackpitts and Mill Street is currently
undergoing a complete fit-out to transform it to a gastro pub, to open
in April 2019 as an additional offering for guests and the public.
Nearby tourist attractions include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Teelings
Distillery and Guinness Storehouse. Linesight was the Employer’s
Representative for the project and provided the Cost and Project
Management services for the construction and turnkey fit-out, including
full furniture, fixtures and fittings and operating supplies and

Travel research company, STR’s
recent hotel report shows occupancy levels in Europe rising by 1.2% to
72.4%, with Dublin’s occupancy levels rising by 0.7% to 83.8% in 2018.
It attributes this strong performance to some major events in the
capital, including the Six Nations Rugby championships, the St.
Patrick’s Festival, and a number of concerts from performers such as
Drake, U2, Florence and the Machine and Snow Patrol. In the 11-month
period to the end of November 2018, more than 9.8 million people
travelled to the Republic, an increase of 6.8% on the same period in
2017. It is also expected that 2,500 hotel rooms will open in Ireland in
2019 and 2020.

We chose to work with Linesight again on the Aloft Hotel project
because of the team’s local market knowledge and their extensive
international hotel construction experience. In addition to a number of
Irish projects, Linesight is also working with us on other overseas
hotel projects with Pembroke Hospitality, having previously collaborated
with us on the Marriott hotel in Haiti. They provide Director-level
involvement from senior team members from the get-go, which demonstrates
to us how committed they are in ensuring that our goals are met. Aloft
Blackpitts is a development in an exciting part of Dublin 8, and we are
confident that it meets the needs of the growing tourist and local
population, looking for a sophisticated, high-tech, affordable hotel in
a great location.” said Niall Geoghegan, Director, Pembroke Hospitality.

As the Irish economy continues to grow, it is encouraging to see our
tourism industry prosper and visitors continue to flood into Irish
hotels each year. Linesight has been involved in providing professional
Cost and Project Management services to some of the most prestigious
hospitality projects for national and international hotel chains
globally for many years. At present, we are actively involved in
projects all over the world. Aloft is an innovative brand, delivering
the latest in technology and services to its expanding client base, and
we were honoured to have been chosen to work on its latest venture. This
was an insightful and interesting project in Blackpitts, where we were
able to bring both our local knowledge of the market and our
international experience to bear. We hope to work with Aloft and
Marriott again on future projects, as they continue to expand their
networks.” said Des O’Broin, Director, Linesight.


About Linesight

Linesight is a multinational construction consultancy firm with over 40
years’ experience, providing cost and general consultancy services to
the construction industry. Linesight works with Tier One clients across
a multitude of sectors including Commercial, Data Centres, Life
Sciences, High-Tech Industrial, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare and
Retail. Linesight’s specialist project teams, each with specific skills
and experience, provide faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency
and maximum value for money for their clients.

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