PLANNING has been granted for another major hotel development in Cork.
The City Council has given the go-ahead for the €50m redevelopment of the Metropole Hotel to include a new five-storey boutique hotel on Patrick's Quay.
‘Hotel M’ will be developed on the former PJ O’Hea site on the quay and will run up Harley Street.
It will be connected to Merchant’s Quay and the wider city centre area by the planned new Harley Street bridge.
The plans also include the redevelopment of the existing Metropole Hotel on MacCurtain Street.
Plans were lodged in July for the development and in January revisions were made that included the removal of one of the floors of the seven-storey Hotel M.
This week planning permission was granted for the development. One of the conditions includes the removal of another floor from Hotel M.
This hotel was to be linked to the main Metropole Hotel by two pedestrian link bridges over Harley Street.
However, another planning condition requires the removal of one of these bridges.
Earlier this month, permission was also granted for the construction of a 73-room hotel on the corner of MacCurtain Street and York Street on the site of the Windsor Inn.