New hotel planned to be built on St Augustine Street

The Liberties is getting a new hotel built on St Augustine Street, near Cornmarket in the heart of the Liberties. 

It was confirmed on Monday that the new Raag Hotel will have 95 bedrooms. 

The hotel will be run by Raag’s low-cost Point A division, which will be the second to operate under this name in Dublin when it opens. 

Raag Hotels is a joint venture between Britain’s Queensway Group and the €30 billion Wellcome Trust. 

The joint venture is preparing to open its first Point A hotel on Parnell Street on the city’s Northside next April. 

According to an Irish Times article: Joe Stenson, group development director, Queensway, said the company was “delighted” to confirm that it was opening a second Point A hotel in the capital.