Dalata Hotel's (DAL) bid to become the number one domestic destination for holidaymakers is living up to expectations. The dual-listed group added seven hotels, 1,600 rooms and completed 748 refurbishments during 2016, as its Clayton and Maldron brands became the two largest tourist rest spots in its native Ireland.
Increasing consumer awareness helped Dalata to post a surge in revenue per available room (RevPAR) across all its key locations. In Dublin, RevPAR grew 3.8 percentage points ahead of competitors at 20 per cent. Dalata also greeted more guests in undersupplied Irish cities - Cork, Limerick and Galway - and outperformed the wider market in Manchester, Cardiff and Leeds.