Pre-tax profits at the Hodson Bay hotel group last year increased by five per cent to €2.1 million. Controlled by the O’Sullivan family, it includes the four-star Hodson Bay hotel and the four-star Sheraton hotel in Athlone, along with the four-star Galway Bay hotel.
The group also entered the Dublin market last year with the opening of its €50 million 234-bedroom Hyatt Centric hotel at the Coombe near St Patrick’s Cathedral. The new hotel provided the group with a 47 per cent increase in rooms, from 495 to 729. Its Hodson Bay hotel has 175 rooms, with 167 at the Sheraton and 153 at the Galway Bay hotel.