Green Gong for Doolin Hotel

Hotel Doolin has won a category of the 2015 Green Awards.


 The awards ceremony saw the cream of Ireland's green sector being recognised and celebrated in front of an audience of almost 450 senior executives at the Hilton Hotel Dublin.
 Hotel Doolin was named overall winner of the Green Tourism and Entertainment Award beating off stiff competition from around the country, including from County Clare’s own Cliffs of Moher. The hotel was also shortlisted in the Green Business of the Year Category, alongside Google and Coca-Cola.
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Tralee Hotel Opens To-Day

The Ashe Hotel, Tralee’s newest hotel, will open its doors for the first time to-day (Thursday)in the heart of the town, leading to the creation of up to 50 jobs.
 The General Manager of the Ashe Hotel, Stephen O’Connor (pictured) stephen, said: “The arrival and opening of the Ashe Hotel is an exciting addition to the tourism sector in Tralee and Kerry. We already have a comfortable booking base through the months of May to October and our team is ready to welcome visitors from the home holiday and international markets. Following a complete refurbishment, The Ashe Hotel has been finished to a high standard, offering a destination for family, leisure, group and corporate stays.”
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Ballsbridge Hotels for Market

The two Ballsbridge hotels bought by developer Sean Dunne at the peak of the property boom in 2005 for €380 million are to be offered for sale on the international market in the coming weeks.
Initial valuations suggest that the former Berkeley Court and Jurys properties, now known as the Clyde Court and Ballsbridge hotels, are likely to sell for between €120 and €150 million. Savills and the US company Eastdil Secured will be handling the sale.
The 6.8-acre site, once one of Ireland’s most expensive properties, is almost certain to be redeveloped for expensive apartments and a hotel as well as a leisure centre, restaurant and bar, cafes and a healthcare facility.

Dalata Buys Wexford Hotel

Dalata has agreed terms to buy the Maldron Hotel in Wexford in a deal worth more than €3.5m.
 According to Dalata, the hotel, which has recently completed a full refurbishment, contains 108 bedrooms, a bar and restaurant, a state-of-the-art leisure centre and four conference rooms. Dalata has operated the hotel since August 2007 under the terms of a 33-year leasehold agreement with a current annual rent of €300,000 per annum subject to upward only rent reviews at five-year intervals. The next rent review is due in January 2019.
It is expected that the transaction will complete in April.

K Club Grows Revenue

Revenues at the five-star K Club hotel and golf resort in Kildare, rose 10 per cent last year to about €13 million as the economic recovery and increasing numbers of overseas visitors boosted business.
The K Club was “operationally breakeven” in 2013, its chief executive and general manager Michael Davern said yesterday. 
 The resort is undertaking a €20 million expansion, that includes an additional 70 bedrooms, the conversion of a former spa into a 25,000sq ft conference centre and a second bar. “
The extension will be completed in August and ready for use in September, bringing the number of bedrooms to 138.


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