The latest industry survey* conducted by the Irish Hotels Federation reveals the enormous challenges facing hotels and guesthouses with demand plummeting year on year as a results of the current crisis. Nationally, average room occupancy stood at 42% for July, compared with occupancy levels of over 90% for July last year. This is the largest year-on-year drop ever recorded by the Irish hotels sector for the peak summer season.
An art historian has said that the statues removed from outside the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin were not slave girls but were instead “princesses”.
Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle have become the first hospitality venues in Ireland to be awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation for the implementation of biorisk situation protocols.