Dublin Room Rates Rise

The average price of a hotel room in the most popular Irish and UK cities rose by at least 9pc in 2014, according to a survey by hotel room provider HRS which has 250,000 hotels in 190 countries onboard its platform.
 In Dublin, the average price was €103 a night, up 12pc on 2013. In the UK, hotels in Leeds recorded the highest price rise, with an average increase of 21.6pc. London's hotels increased by 16.1pc.
The analysis shows the most expensive room rates worldwide were found in New York (€206), Washington (€170) and Rio de Janeiro (€168).

Dalata Completes Hotel Acquisitions

Dalata Hotel Group has  completed its acquisition of Whites Hotel, Wexford and Pillo Hotel, Galway. Ireland’s largest hotel operator had previously operated the mana


gement contract for the hotels.
In October Dalata announced it would acquire Whites, a four star hotel with 157 bedrooms which went into receivership in 2009. It was subsequently put on the market by Ulster Bank, and Dalata acquired the property in a package which also included the Clayton Hotel in Galway for €31.7 million.
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CIE Awards for Radisson

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin has been awarded a CIE International Award of Excellence for Best Hotel Accommodation.
The award was presented to General Manager, Madeline Riley and Director of Sales & Marketing, Michelle McDonnell by Vivienne Jupp, Chairman and Brian Stack, Managing Director of CIE Tours International.
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway also won a CIE award.

Ashford Records Profit

The firm that operates the five star Ashford Castle hotel resort recorded pre-tax profits of €724,983 in its first year of operation.


The hotel emerged from receivership in May 2013 after Red Carnation Hotels paid €20m for the Co Mayo resort.
Accounts show that Ashford Castle Hotel recorded the pre-tax profits after achieving revenues of €6.4m between May 10 and December 31, 2013. The hotel was closed for refurbishment in the early part of 2014 and the directors state that the refurbishment that upgraded the building's interior furnishings was done with the aim of increasing the quality of hotel experience.

O'Callaghan Helps Temple Street

Temple Street Children’s Hospital is O’Callaghan Hotels selected charity for the second year. 
 templePictured at the sponsorship presentation are, left to right: Anne Cooney, Temple Street Children’s Hospital; Catherine Bodley, Director of Sales, O’Callaghan Hotels; Marian Lyne, Marketing Executive, O’Callaghan Hotels.
So far O’Callaghan Hotels group has donated €5,000 to Temple Street .
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