Lough Eske Castle in Donegal has celebrated it 10th anniversary. It is the only five-star hotel in
the County abd has a history that dates back to the 1400’s with an 1860’s Jacobean front.
It was run as a hotel for nine years until a fire in 1939 which destroyed the majority of the castle
’s wooden interior structure. Sixty years and a €40million investment later, the hotel was refurbished to its current as well as adding the 6000ft sq. Spa Solis, Cedars Restaurant and a 4000ft sq. ballroom. Despite opening at the beginning of the financial downturn, Lough Eske Castle has seen revenues double, currently operating at €9m. Occupancy has also continued to rise and has grown by 38% since 2007 as well as the average room rate growing by 43% with international guest stays increasing by 15%.
Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle, Seán Carney said:
“In our tenth year of trading Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa we are delighted to have such a strong year with over 6% increase in revenue year on year'.