News

MHL Hotel Collection Acquires the Spencer, Morgan and Beacon Hotels

MHL Hotel Collection Acquires the Spencer, Morgan and Beacon Hotels

The MHL Hotel Collection has completed the acquisition of three Dublin hotels – the Spencer Hotel, Morgan Hotel and Beacon Hotel – from the Fitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotel Group. Following these acquisitions MHL will become the largest owner of 5-star and 4-star hotels (by number of bedrooms) in Dublin city centre.

the-beacon-exterior-of-hotel

MHL (previously the John Malone Partnership) involves John Malone (Chairman, Liberty Media and Liberty Global), Paul Higgins and John Lally. All of the Collection’s individual hotels will continue to trade under their existing names and brands, and the re-branding of the hotel group is currently nearing completion. MHL is now the second largest hotel group in Dublin city with over 1,150 5-star and 4-star bedrooms, all in prime locations.

Morgan Hotel, Dublin

Morgan Hotel, Dublin

Paul Higgins, Partner, said: “We are very pleased to add three very complementary hotels that deliver scale benefits and additional capacity at a time of significant demand for hotel accommodation in Dublin city. Our focus as a group remains on acquiring, re-investing and managing our collection of high quality hotels, both branded and non-branded, and to apply our expertise to drive continuing growth over the medium to long term.

“To date we have added or are in the process of adding almost 140 new bedrooms and we have sought planning permission for an additional 100+ rooms. This planned 240-bedroom, €30+ million expansion should add almost 20% to the hotel capacity acquired over recent years, as well as enhancing our already well invested and strongly performing hotels.”

The MHL Hotel Collection employs over 1,100 staff and is actively seeking to attract new talent. “As headcount continues to grow, we are constantly on the lookout for talented staff to fill new roles,” Paul added. “We currently have vacancies for about two dozen roles, many of these in Dublin. We are finding that jobseekers are attracted by the prospect of joining a collection of upmarket hotels that offers enhanced career development and expansion across our now larger group.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Ryanair to Acquire Malta Air Operator Certificate with Purchase of Malta Air

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 13th June 2019

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Wendy Wu Appoints Head of Group Sales and Partnerships

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

New Eurowings Flight Platform Introduces Principle of ‘Virtual Interlining’

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

WestJet Rewards Introduces ‘Buy Business, Get Gold’ Offer

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Silver Shadow to Undergo Refurbishment

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Cheapest and Most Expensive Taxi Fares Worldwide

Neil SteedmanJune 13, 2019

Travel Counsellors’ Conference 2019

Neil SteedmanJune 12, 2019

Meet Westport-based Travel Counsellor Emer McDermott…

Neil SteedmanJune 12, 2019