Maldron Hotel & Residential Development

The Maldron Hotel Development proposes a replacement for the now outdated Tara Towers Hotel on Merrion Road in Dublin 4 and development of the remainder of the site with a scheme of apartments and townhouses. The site occupies a prominent and dramatic bay-side position overlooking Booterstown Marsh and Dublin Bay towards Howth Head.

The new hotel comprises an 8 storey, 140 bed pavilion facing Dublin Bay across Merrion Road, with a 57-unit residential block stepping from 6 to 4 storeys located to the west over a podium/basement car park. The ground floor incorporates the public amenities of the hotel, restaurants, bars and seminar suite, and services areas. The pavilion-like form populates the Merrion Road frontage of the site, creating a significant marker of the boundary between city and county.

Its two principal facades address the spaces and approaches in a deliberate manner. These facades combine to activate and enliven the vista on approach from the north, holding or containing the open space created on the seaward side of Landaff Terrace, creates a new, more definitive building line and entrance facade on Merrion Road.

A terrace of five 3 storey townhouses with a 4 storey, 7-unit apartment building and landscaped gardens complete the Development. Construction started in mid-2018 and was completed in July 2022.



Location: Merrion Road, Dublin 4
Timeline: 2016 – 2022
Size: 6,634sqm Hotel and 7,934sqm Residential
Budget: undisclosed
Green Rating: BREEAM Very Good
Team Architect: MOLA Architecture
Client: Dalata Hotel Group
Project Manager & Quantity Surveyor: Duke Mccaffrey Consulting
Contractor: McAleer & Rushe
M&E Engineers: Patrick McCaul Environmental Consulting Engineers
Structural and Civil Engineers: Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers
Fire Safety and Access Consultants: Maurice Johnson & Partners
Landscape Architects: Ait Urbanism + Landscape (Planning)
David Clarke Landscape Architect (Delivery)
Interior Design (Hotel): Sundara Design
Photography: Donald Murphy
Joe Laverty