Decision Nº M/14/040 from Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, 2015-01-29

Decision NumberM/14/040
PartiesDalata Hotel Group p.l.c.,Moran/Bewley's Hotel Group
StatusCleared (Phase 1)
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Competition and Consumer Protection Commission clears proposed acquisition of
Moran/Bewley’s Hotels by Dalata Hotel Group plc.
29/01/2015
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has today cleared the proposed
transaction whereby Dalata Hotel Group plc would acquire a total of nine hotels – five in
Ireland and four in England - from the Moran/Bewley’s Hotel Group. The proposed
transaction was notified under the Competition Act 2002 (as amended) on 17 December
2014.
The Commission has formed the view that the proposed transaction will not substantially
lessen competition in any market for goods or services in the State. The Commission will
publish the reasons for its determination on its website no later than 60 working days after
the date of the Determination and after allowing the parties the opportunity to request
that confidential information be removed from the published version.
Additional Information
Dalata Hotel Group plc, headquartered in Dublin, is a hotel operator with a portfolio of 37
hotels and almost 6,000 rooms in total. All but one of Dalata’s portfolio of hotels are
located in Ireland. One Dalata Hotel is located in Cardiff, Wales.
The Moran/Bewley’s Hotel Group, headquartered in Dublin, owns and operates ten hotels
in Ireland and England. Moran brand hotels are located in Cork, Dublin and London.
Bewley’s brand hotels are located in Dublin, Leeds and Manchester.
Within Ireland, the Silver Springs Moran Hotel, located in Tivoli, Cork and four Bewley’s
hotels based in Dublin will be acquired by Dalata Hotel Group plc.
The Red Cow Moran Hotel is not part of this transaction.

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