Molyneux House on Bride Street is set to become CitizenM Dublin St Patrick’s, Ireland’s first CitizenM hotel.
Molyneux House was once a Huguenot chapel in the 18th century, later becoming a bird market and then the offices of architect Sam Stephenson.
The façade of the building, remodelled by Stephenson, is set to be retained as Gilbert-Ash transforms the site into a 245-room, nine-storey hotel.
The project, designed by CitizenM’s Dutch architect of choice Concrete Amsterdam, starts this month with completion set for early 2025.
This will be Gilbert-Ash’s second project with CitizenM, having last year completed the fully modular construction of its London Victoria Station hotel.
Gilbert-Ash managing director Ray Hutchinson said: “CitizenM is known for disrupting the traditional hotel model with a real focus on lifestyle, guest-centric technology, efficiency, value and genuinely great customer service.
“Gilbert-Ash takes on a lot of niche projects which require innovation to succeed, and we share a lot of the same values as CitizenM. Therefore, we feel there is a real synergy between our companies.”