‘Excellent” project to build Cardiff’s newest and largest hotel completed

Construction of Cardiff’s newest and largest city centre hotel, the Maldron Hotel, has recently been completed on St Mary Street in the heart of the city centre.

The project was carried out for Dalata Ltd by Main Contractors Mcaleer and Rushe. Developers, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors were Rush Central.

“The project was excellent – one of the best we have ever done. It was a really good experience – McAleer & Rushe were excellent, the tenant was very constructive. This was a dream scheme.” said Mr Ian Jones of Rush Central.

Prominently located only minutes walk from Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Central Rail Station as well as St David’s 2 Shopping Centre, the 12 storey fully air conditioned hotel was constructed on the previous site of a hotel which was demolished some years ago.

Facilities include 216 four star standard spacious guest rooms, a bar and restaurant, wi-fi throughout, two lifts and a state of the art business centre occupying a full floor and including eight dedicated meeting rooms. The meeting rooms accommodate up to 115 delegates, theatre style. Meeting rooms have complimentary Wi-fi and built-in AV. There is also an internal mezzanine and breakout area.

Each of the bedrooms has a luxury bathroom and a seating area. All rooms have a work desk and flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee facilities are also provided.  The hotel’s Stir Bar serves a range of beverages and snacks in contemporary surroundings. The Maldron Restaurant has an international menu and wine list, and full English breakfasts are served daily.

The building is of concrete frame structure, with external elevations in a combination of stone and ceramic, with aluminium framed windows and a flat roof with enclosed plant area.  Dalata Ltd. was established in 2007 and launched the Maldron Hotels brand on 1st September 2008 comprising ten three-star and four-star hotels in key locations throughout Ireland. The group is headed up by Pat McCann, CEO, and provides solutions for asset owners across all functions including; finance, I.T., operations, purchasing, distribution, revenue, sales and marketing.

The core strategy of the company is to continue to develop the Maldron brand in both Ireland and the U.K. The Group is also developing a portfolio of Partner Hotels which currently totals 11 properties from the 3*, 4* and 5* sectors. These properties are operated under a Management Contract and will continue to trade under their existing brand name.

Dalata Ltd. now operates 24 hotels in Ireland and the U.K. with over 3500 bedrooms with 1500 employees, through Maldron Hotels and its Partner Hotels, making it Ireland’s largest hotel group.

The group’s expansion into the U.K commenced with the opening of the Maldron Hotel Cardiff.

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