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New Clayton Hotels brand arrives in the UK


Dalata Hotel Group plc


26 May, 2015

On May 5th Dalata Hotel Group PLC announced that its newly acquired hotels, Crown Moran Cricklewood and Chiswick Moran Hotel in London, as well as Silver Springs Hotel in Cork have now been rebranded as Clayton Hotels.

This is the first step in a planned roll out of the exciting new Clayton Hotels brand across Ireland & UK which will see further  5 properties, coming on stream in early June in Manchester Airport, Leeds and 3 hotels in Dublin including Dublin Airport, Leopardstown & Ballsbridge. 

These hotels, which were formerly Bewley’s and Moran hotels, will be joined in autumn by the original Clayton Hotel in Galway, as well as hotels in Cardiff, Belfast, Wexford and another key location in Dublin city centre. By the end of 2015, there will be 13 hotels in the portfolio.

Clayton Hotels offer luxury accommodation at prime locations across Ireland and the UK, each with its own unique personality but with the same sincere welcome from a dedicated team. Clayton Hotels’ portfolio offers a range of strategic city and airport hotel locations in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Wexford as well as hotels in London, Leeds, Manchester and Cardiff.  More details are available on*

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Dalata Hotel Group PLC comments that “it is an exciting time for the Dalata team. Our strategy is to leverage the group’s core asset management, hotel operation and development capabilities to grow the business. It is fantastic to see this coming to life with the launch and forthcoming roll-out of Clayton Hotels here in Ireland & the UK. ” 

In March 2014 Dalata Hotel Group PLC floated on the UK (A.I.M.) and Irish (ESM) stock exchange raising equity of €265m with debt of €282m.  In a deal worth €455m, Dalata Hotel Group PLC acquired nine new UK and Ireland properties from Moran & Bewley’s Hotel Group  at the beginning of 2015.  Dalata Hotel Group PLC also acquired an additional eight hotels in Ireland. It is Ireland’s largest hotel operator.

Dalata Hotel Group PLC was founded in July 2007 by Pat McCann, former chief executive of the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group. It operates 46 hotels across the UK and Ireland with a total of 7,480 rooms and 4,366 employees.

The new Clayton Hotels brand has been developed by the Dalata team who have extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry. Clayton Hotels will offer a people-focused service with their ‘your stay, your way’ approach. Clayton Hotels’ team’s goal is to make their guests’ stay as relaxing as possible and provide them with a home from home environment. Their offering will include little touches such as the hotel’s own brand healthy breakfast range.

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About Dalata Hotel Group

Dalata is the largest hotel operator in Ireland. Currently operating 46 hotels across the UK and Ireland with 7,480 rooms. 16 of the hotels are owned by Dalata, 12 hotels are operated under lease agreements and 18 are operated under management agreements. Dalata successfully operate the Maldron Hotel brand throughout Ireland & the UK, as well as managing a portfolio of Partner Hotels.

Dalata was founded in July 2007 by Pat McCann with investment from TVC Holdings plc and clients of Davy Property Holdings. In 2007 Dalata acquired a group of companies from Choice Hotels Ireland and in 2008 Dalata rebranded its leased hotels under its own Maldron Hotels brand. Since 2007, Dalata has built a strong management team with expertise across all areas of the hotel business.

For more travel trade information or group bookings, please contact:

Valerie Wilgar

Group Travel Trade Sales Manager

Dalata Hotel Group plc

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