O'Callaghan breaks ground on hotel portfolio overhaul

The Davenport is part of a major €100 million renovation of O'Callaghan Hotel's portfolio.

Ireland-based hotel group O’Callaghan Hotels has launched a major €100-million investment program on its hotel portfolio. The project, which is currently underway, includes O’Callaghan’s properties in Dublin, Gibraltar and the UK. 

The group’s Dublin hotels—The Alexander, The Davenport and The Stephen’s Green–are undergoing complete renovations reportedly worth more than €30 million. Following the opening of the group’s 155-guestroom Tamburlaine in Cambridge, O’Callaghan began investing significantly in The Eliott Hotel in Gibraltar. 

O’Callaghan’s investments also include its partnerships with a numerous Dublin architects and interior designers, including 21 Spaces and McCauley Daye O’Connell. The three companies are currently working on The Alex and The Davenport, respectively. London’s Bryan O’Sullivan Studio and Opperman & Associates, who have been working on The Tamburlaine’s redesign, are also set to lead The Stephen’s Green Hotel project. As part of its revamp, O’Callaghan will rebrand the hotel as The Green. 

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The group is conducting the renovation of the Dublin portfolio on a phase basis to minimize disruption to guests ahead of its expected completion next year. The Alexander Hotel’s renovations, which include the renaming of the hotel to the Alex, will be complete this month. The project included refurbishments to all areas of the 103-guestroom hotel, including meeting and guest spaces and guest technology. The group will begin renovations on The Davenport and The Stephen’s Green Hotel before the end of the year. 

O’Callaghan Hotels' latest addition, The Tamburlaine in Cambridge, UK, open in March of this year.