The Regency Hotel.

Crime Scene Location in Whitehall, Dublin, Ireland.

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The location of the Regency Hotel shooting.

This is the Bonnington in Whitehall, Dublin. Up until October of 2017, it was known as the Regency Hotel.

This is the building where the Hutch gang carried out one of Ireland's most shocking gangland killings. A year and a half after the incident, the hotel rebranded itself as the "Bonnington".

The murder of David Byrne.

On February 5th, 2016, members of Gerry Hutch's gang arrived at this location.

The men were looking to retaliate against the Kinahan cartel for the 2015 murder of Gary Hutch.

Four of the men were wearing tactical police unit uniforms and carrying AK-47s. Another member of the gang came dressed as a woman.

At the time, several associates of the Kinahan cartel were attending a boxing weigh-in event at the hotel.

When the gunmen arrived at the lobby of the hotel, cartel associate David Byrne initially decided to flee.

However, he then made the fatal mistake of stopping in the foyer to see what was going on.

At this stage, one of the hitmen identified Byrne and opened fire. He received six bullet wounds and died instantly.

Chaos erupts.

When the gunfire erupted, members of the cartel and terrified boxing fans rushed towards the exits.

One of the men who escaped the scene was crime boss Daniel Kinahan. Police believe that Daniel was the main target of the attack.

However, he managed to exit the function room via an emergency door. He then ran up a flight of stairs before jumping out onto a small roof at the back of the hotel.

During the attack, one of the shooters shouted out, "He's not f****ng here. I can't f****ng find him!"

They were talking about Daniel Kinahan.

After failing to locate their main target, the men exited the hotel, jumped into a van and fled the scene.

The audacious attack at the Regency Hotel received worldwide news coverage.

Video footage of people clamoring for the exit as shots rang out went viral on the Internet.

A feud is ignited.

The shooting ignited a deadly feud between the Hutch gang and the Kinahans.

In the two years that followed, 15 men had their lives snuffed out in separate shootings.

Most of these men were associates of Gerry "The Monk" Hutch, who went into hiding following the Regency Hotel attack.

In August of 2021, Gerry Hutch was arrested in Fuengirola, Spain. He is currently facing extradition back to Ireland.

Where did the Regency Hotel shooting take place?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the hotel are as follows.

  • Latitude: 53.377604
  • Longitude: -6.246398

Map.

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

Bonnington Dublin Hotel
Swords Road
Whitehall
Dublin
D09 C7F8
Ireland

The Eircode is D09 C7F8.

Directions.

The entrance to the hotel can be found on the N1 national primary road that runs through Whitehall.

Details about the general area.

Whitehall is a suburb on the north side of Dublin. It is roughly 3.5 km away from Parnell Street in Dublin City Centre. The hotel itself is relatively close to places such as Beaumont Hospital, Dublin Airport and motorways such as the M1 and the M50.

Who owns it?

The Bonnington is owned and operated by the McGettigan Hotel Group. It has a sister hotel in Dubai.

Trivia about the hotel.

  • The hotel was opened in 1987.
  • It has over 200 bedrooms.
  • Despite the shooting, sales at the hotel did not decrease. This is because hotels in Dublin are typically in high demand.
  • The owners of the Regency Hotel were planning on rebranding the property before the shooting took place. However, the attack did "accelerate" their plans.
  • The attack occurred while a boxing "weigh-in" was being held in the function room. The weigh-in was for a lightweight title fight between Jamie Kavanagh and Antonio João Bento. Following the shooting, the fight was cancelled.

Photos.

Photos of the hotel and other related images.


The Regency Hotel in 2009.

Regency Hotel

A Google Street View image of what the hotel looked like back in April of 2009. At the time, the red sign on top of the building read "Regency Airport Hotel".

Crime scene.

Crime scene regency

Following the shooting, the hotel was cordoned off by gardai.

The foyer.

The foyer.

A photograph of the foyer that David Byrne was killed in. This was taken five months after the attack.

The Hutch-Kinahan feud.

The Hutch-Kinahan feud.

An image of Gerry Hutch, Daniel Kinahan and David Byrne. The feud started after the Kinahan cartel murdered Gerry's nephew Gary.

CCTV.

CCTV

A screenshot of CCTV footage from that day. Here, you can see one of the shooters walking into the foyer with an AK-47 assault rifle. Four of the shooters were dressed as members of the Garda Emergency Response Unit.

Fans fleeing the function room.

The function room.

A still image from video footage of the attack. This was the moment that gunfire broke out and panicked boxing fans fled for their lives.

The hotel is renamed.

Bonnington Hotel

In October of 2017, the owners rebranded the hotel as the Bonnington. Here, you can see the new name being placed on top of the building by a crane.

It all started with the murder of Gary Hutch in 2015.

Gary Hutch

Gary Hutch was the nephew of Gerry "The Monk" Hutch. In the past, he worked for the Kinahan cartel. However, in September of 2015, he was shot dead at his apartment complex in Marbella, Spain.

Sources believe that Gary fell out of favor with the Kinahans after he started to work alongside a rival organisation from England. There were also suspicions amongst the hierarchy of the cartel that Gary was an informant. Over the next couple of months, tensions within the gang continued to soar.

Then, in September of 2014, Gary Hutch attempted to orchestrate the murder of Daniel Kinahan. However, the hit was a failure. Following the failed attempt on Daniel, the Hutch gang tried to save Gary's life by making a deal with the Kinahans. They even handed over €200,000 in cash to the cartel. Despite this, the cartel demanded another €200,000 and then reneged on the original deal.

Gerry Hutch also became a target.

Gerry Hutch

Following the murder of Gary Hutch, his uncle Gerry "The Monk" Hutch also became a target. On New Years Eve in 2015, there was a failed attempt on his life in Lanzarote.

That night, he was drinking in a pub when he noticed that two couples were staring at him. Deciding not to take any chances, he left via a side exit. Minutes later, two men in balaclavas stormed into the pub looking for him. This failed hit occurred about a month before the attack at the Regency Hotel.

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