The JMK Group is set to open Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott® Cork City in autumn 2023, creating one hundred jobs and marking the group’s fifth Irish hotel.
The 3-star hotel represents the first Marriott® branded hotel in Cork city centre. Located on Camden Quay at the former McKenzies Circuit Courthouse, the protected building was purchased by the JMK Group for €3.5 million in late 2020. The €32 million development will include 153 hotel rooms and 41 long stay suites along with a rooftop restaurant, gym and ground floor restaurant and café. An eco-friendly initiative, the hotel will follow environmental best practice, aiming for BREEAM In-Use Certification.
The location is the latest addition to the JMK Group’s current portfolio of four hotels in Ireland including Holiday Inn Dublin Airport, Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre, Waterford Marina Hotel and Hampton by Hilton Dublin City Centre, opening in March 2022. The group also operates three hotels in the UK: Hampton by Hilton London Ealing, Seraphine Hammersmith and Seraphine Olympia.
John Kajani, Chairman of the JMK Group said, “We have enjoyed great success to date in our locations in Dublin and Waterford. Opening in Cork was a natural evolution for us, particularly as Moxy Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott® Cork City will enjoy a prime location on the banks of the River Lee, opposite Cork Opera House. Cork represents another key step on our journey to expanding our presence in Ireland.”