Irish Hotels Federation says there’s an imbalance in supply and demand when it comes to hotel rooms in Dublin

The Irish Hotels Federation says there’s an imbalance in supply and demand when it comes to hotel rooms in Dublin.

Tourism reps are before an Oireachtas Committee this afternoon to defend the high cost of booking to stay in the city.

The IHF says the average daily rate for a hotel room in April was 154 euro, and that’s cheaper than Amsterdam, Rome and London.

That price is an increase of over 16 per cent on figures for 2019, but Chief Executive of the federation Tim Fenn says there are a number of reasons for that:

“The average wage was up 16.5%  on April 2019. But comes at a time when hotels are reporting spiralling operating costs with year on year increases of 88% in energy 18% in food and beverage supplies, over 30% in  linen services and 20% in insurance costs.”


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