U.S. cable TV magnet Malone acquires Dublin InterContinental

According to multiple reports, a group backed by U.S. cable television magnate John Malone has acquired the InterContinental hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, which had been on the market for an estimated €50 million. The seller is British property company London & Regional.

The hotel had operated a Four Seasons since it opened in 2001 and was acquired by London & Regional Property in mid 2011. Since January of this year, it has operated as the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin, under a franchise agreement with IHG.   

The hotel has 197 guestrooms, an indoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center, two restaurants and two bars.

Virtual Event

Hotel Optimization Part 3 | January 27, 2021

With 2020 behind us and widespread vaccine distribution on the horizon, the second half of the new year is looking up, but for Q1 (and most likely well into Q2) we’re very much still in the thick of what has undeniably been the lowest point of the pandemic. What can you be doing now to power through and set yourself up for a prosperous 2021 and beyond? Join us at Part 3 of Hotel Optimization – A Virtual Event on January 27 from 10am – 1:05pm ET for expert panels focused on getting you back to profitability.


The John Malone-led group, JMP, has been active in Ireland of late. It already owns the Westin Hotel in Dublin, as well as the Trinity City Hotel and The Hilton Dublin, and the Limerick Strand Hotel. 

JMP says it will invest a further €5 million upgrading the property. The deal, which is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, is due to close next month.