Our History
2024 Q3

Maldron Hotel Brighton opens its doors along city’s iconic waterfront

Dalata created 65 new jobs with the opening of a 226-guestroom hotel on Brighton’s iconic waterfront.
2024 Q2

The 24th Maldron Hotel and 1st hotel in Liverpool opens

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Designed to a BREEAM Excellent rating and creating 75 new jobs, the Maldron Liverpool opens with 268-guestroom hotel in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
2024 Q2

Open second Maldron Hotel in Manchester

The 4-star Maldron Hotel Manchester Cathedral Quarter is the group’s 54th hotel and the first of four new Maldron Hotels set to open across the UK Summer 2024
2024 Q1

Dalata €3m Brand refresh

Dalata invests €3m on a refresh of its three main brands; Dalata Hotel Group (the parent entity) and the four-star Clayton and Maldron hotel

Dalata enters the Netherlands, Clayton Hotel Amsterdam American

In October 2023 Dalata enters the Dutch market taking over Clayton Hotel Amsterdam American, bringing the total number of Hotel to 53.

Two London Hotels

The four-star, 89 bedroom Clayton Hotel London Wall and Maldron Hotel Finsbury Park, a newly finished, 192 bedroom hotel, both opened in the summer of 2023. The total number of Dalata bedrooms in London will reach 876, once Maldron Hotel Shoreditch opens in 2024.

Seven Hotels added, first step into continental Europe. Clayton Hotel Düsseldorf

The biggest year of organic growth, with seven hotels opened located in Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Düsseldorf and Dublin. And a first step into continental Europe with operating and leasehold interest in Clayton Hotel Düsseldorf.

The Samuel Hotel, an iconic brand

Overlooking the River Liffey, the second iconic brand to open for the group in the heart of Dublin's docklands. Ideally located close to large event centres such as the Convention Centre Dublin, Croke Park, The 3 Arena and The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Dermot Crowley appointed CEO

Having grown with the group since the early days of 2012, Dermot has stepped up from Deputy Chief Executive – Business Development and Finance to the role of CEO.

Opening of Maldron Hotel Glasgow City

In August 2021, another milestone opening in Glasgow with the Maldron Hotel Glasgow City.

Opening of Clayton Hotel City of London

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Opened our third hotel in London, Clayton Hotel City of London and acquired the leasehold interested in Clayton Hotel Cambridge (formerly The Tamburlaine Hotel). At the end of 2019 the Group operated 44 hotels.

Dalata Academy is born

The Dalata Academy is established, highlighting Dalata's commitment to L&D and nurturing its internal talent.

The Gibson Hotel acquired

Dalata acquires the stylish 4-star hotel with 252 bedrooms, located in Dublin 1 near the convention centre Dublin, IFSC, PWC and central bank Ireland.

Transition to main markets UK & IE

The entire issued ordinary shares in the capital of Dalata were admitted to the primary listing segment of the Official List of the Irish Stock Exchange and the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK.

Clayton Hotels is established

Since May 2015 the Group has re-branded ten of the hotels in it's owned portfolio and establishes the Clayton Hotels brand.

Acquisition of the Moran Bewley’s Hotel Group

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During 2014 and 2015, the Group raised €850 million in equity and debt to purchase hotel assets of which the largest for an enterprise value of €453 million.

March 2014 IPO

Dalata lists on the ESM market of the Irish Stock Exchange and AIM market in London in March 2014.

Maldron Hotels established

In 2008 the group rebranded its leased hotels under its own Maldron Hotels brand.

Dalata was founded

Dalata was founded in August 2007 by Pat McCann (former CEO) with investment from TVC Holdings plc and clients of Davy Property Holdings. In 2007 Dalata acquired a group of companies from Choice Hotels Ireland.