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Adare, Westbury make 'Gold List'

Adare Manor and the Westbury are included in Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the'all time favourite' hotels in the world for 2020.adarem1219
 The Gold List features over 100 global hotels, ranging from Bastide de Gordes in Provence to Robert DeNiro’s The Greenwich Hotel in New York.
 Unlike its Readers' Choice Awards, which this year saw Adare Manor and Dromoland Castle named as Europe's top two resorts, the Gold List is curated by Condé Nast Traveller’s writers under Editor-in-Chief Melinda Stevens.


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Premier Inn for Dublin Docklands

Premier Inn owner Whitbread, and its development partner Red Rock Developments, has secured its fourth hotel location in Dublin city centre.
Located on Gloucester Street in the city’s south docklands, the site will be redeveloped into a 10-storey hotel comprising 108 bedrooms as part of Premier Inn’s ambitions to grow its existing presence as a single trading hotel at Dublin Airport to more than 2,500 rooms in the capital, and beyond.
 Since signalling its intention to expand into the Irish market in 2018, Whitbread has secured 635 Premier Inn rooms in Dublin city centre in four hotels – at South Great George’s Street, Jervis Street, Castleforbes Business Park and now Gloucester Street. The hotels, which are a mixture of freehold and leasehold acquisitions, are planned to open from early 2021 onwards.
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Druids Glen profit rise

Pre-tax profits at the five-star Druids Glen Hotel and Resort climbed 51% to €1.48m last year.
Revenues increased 5% to €13.5m ahead of the resort being sold for €45m in June to the Neville Hotel Group.
The resort, which has hosted four Irish Open golf championships, was previously owned by three Irish families — the Lappins, the Hurleys, and the Flinns.
 The Neville Hotel Group also owns and operates the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, the Tower Hotel in Waterford City, and the Kilkenny River Court Hotel.
 druidsgglenAccording to the directors’ report for Obalus Hotel Company Ltd, the Druids Glen “traded strongly in 2018 reporting an operating profit of €1.5m”.It posted an after tax profit of €1.29m after paying corporation tax of €187,919.

Ceremony venue at Ballygarry

Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa is adding to its wedding offerings with the addition of “The Lodge at Ballygarry” – a venue which designed to hosti Civil, Spiritualist or Humanist ceremonies. TThe Lodge will feature a simplistic & rustic standalone building highlighting the backdrop of the Kerry Mountains with a large gable window behind thballygarry1219e altar and a loft conversion for musicians overlooking the main gallery.

'Meyrick' becomes 'Hardiman' in Galway

A heritage hotel on Eyre Square Galway is to have its third name in 20 years.meyrick1219
The Great Southern Hotel, later called The Meyrick is to be re-branded as The Hardiman by Choice Hotels.
 The hotel originally opened at the terminus of the Midland and Great Western Railway Company in 1852.
  It is now named after the Galway-based historian and scholar James Hardiman (1782-1855) who was renowned for his deep love of Irish history and cultural traditions.


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