Plans for a new 34-storey hotel in Cork city centre have been unveiled by Tower Holdings Group, the New York-based Irish developers. 

The new hotel is part of a €150m development proposed for the Custom House Quay site in the city.

The project will see the creation of 350 to 400 construction jobs in the short term.

Employment on the completed site is expected to be in excess of 800 people across hotel, retail, tourism and commercial offices.

The developers said the restoration of the custom house will include a new façade over the building's northern end to create balance to the previous extension on the south. 

The bonded warehouses will be opened up for public access, which will include retail units for local businesses and a cultural experience for both locals and tourists, representing Cork's history as a port. 

The new visitor experience will be completed with the introduction of a micro-distillery at the eastern end of the site.

The plans for the development go on public display tomorrow.