The Maldron Hotel on South Mall and Parnell Place will be the first of the new wave of Cork hotels to open.
Developers Clarendon is building a major new office development on Horgan’s Quay close to Kent Station called HQ. It will include a 136-bed hotel with a rooftop garden.
Sick and Sore Ltd plan to open the hotel and restaurant on a 105m vessel which previously operated as a luxury cruise ship on the River Rhine.
It will add a further 195 rooms through a new boutique hotel facing Patrick’s Quay.
Also in the city centre plans have been lodged to change the former Classic Bar on Marlboro street into a 29-bed hotel.