The hotel is situated on the Liffey Quays in Dublin city centre
TThe hotel is designed to meet contemporary requirements and standards
View of the proposed development from Grattan Bridge
The project consists of the redevelopment of the Ormond Hotel on the Liffey Quays in Dublin. Although originally a Georgian terrace, the hotel now consists of a series of 20th century structures which gradually replaced the original buildings. The hotel has been unoccupied for over a decade.
The proposal is to replace the building with a modern, purpose-built development which respects the historic character, grain, scale and materials of the Quays and is designed to meet contemporary requirements and standards. It is also proposed to retain and restore two adjacent, mostly unoccupied, historic buildings and incorporate them into the new hotel.
One of the most significant aspects of the site is its association with James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, an entire chapter of which was set in the Ormond Hotel. Although nothing remains of the original hotel it is proposed to commemorate this association by embedding extracts from the text in bronze lettering in the floor of the new hotel.
This development would create a financially sustainable business which would ensure the conservation and preservation of the adjacent historic buildings, rejuvenate the site, which is in poor condition and underused, and bring much needed new life and activity to the surrounding area.
Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 2