Dalata Hotel Group has said it has seen no negative impact on trading stemming from Brexit, as it reaffirmed its earnings guidance for 2018.

In a trading update the hotel group said that trading was in line with expectations, with revenue rising in Ireland and the UK.

It said the Dublin market remained "very strong" in the second half of the year, where revenue per available room rose 8.8% in the eleven months to the end of November.

Dalata operates under the Clayton and Maldron brands and owns 29 hotels in Ireland and Britain.

It also operates ten hotels under lease agreements and three via management contracts.

Dalata recently opened new hotels in Dublin city centre and Newcastle, while it is set to open another in Cork this week.

It is also in the process of building six hotels in Ireland and Britain, which will add more than 2,000 rooms to its portfolio.