MOLA has recently completed the first ever Hyatt Hotel in Ireland, developed by the Hodson Bay Group and trading under the specialised Hyatt Centric brand. Located just opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral in the historic Liberties area, “Hyatt Centric the Liberties” Dublin, like the five others in Europe, is located centrally to present to its customers an interesting setting and an immediate immersion into the life and culture of the city. This 234 bedroom “lifestyle” hotel provides restaurants, bars, events and meeting room facilities at ground floor which engage with the street outside and a range of bedroom and suite accommodation on five floors overhead, all arranged around raised landscaped courtyards and a south facing rear garden. The ground level is occupied by ‘Front of House’ facilities with reception, lobby, bar and restaurant stretched along The Coombe facade creating a threshold composed of a series of glazed shopfronts, intersected with entrances to enable the interior to engage with and activate the street. The design of the brick and glass façade on the street creates a rhythm that typifies much of Dublin’s Georgian or Victorian street architecture and ensures that the Hotel sits comfortably in its immediate context.


Architectural & Interiors, ER, AC: MOLA Architecture
Quantity Surveyor: Eamonn Traynor & Associates
Structural Engineers: CS Consulting Group
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: O’Connor Sutton Cronin
Fire Safety & DAC Design: Jeremy Gardner Associates
Landscape: Ait Urbanism & Landscape ltd
Main Contractor: John Paul Construction



Client: Hodson Bay Group
Location: Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, N37 XR82
Area: 11,800 sqm, 234 bedrooms
Date: December 2017 – September 2019
Status: Completed
Value: €27 Million