Dublin’s Citywest Hotel, the country’s largest hotel, today opens its doors to guests for the first time in nearly two years.
Citywest closed in March 2020 in line with the entire hospitality industry.
Since March 26, it has been cleared for use by the HSE until the end of January this year to support the national effort to bring Covid-19 under control.
But the easing of pandemic restrictions on the hotel sector means the 764-room hotel is open for business again.
The hotel is now bolstering its team and aims to return to the staff of over 350 it had before it closed to guests.
With strong domestic demand, particularly from businesses and event planners, and a return of international travel for leisure and business guests, Citywest Hotel said it is confident it will regain the strong position. which he occupied before Covid.
He said he has a ‘healthy pipeline’ of overseas and conference bookings, including the Love Your Home exhibition, the self-build exhibition, The Hardware Show and The Wedding Journal to name a few. only a few.
Glenn Valentine, general manager of Citywest Hotel, said the hotel has a very ambitious strategy in place to rebuild its business and operations to pre-pandemic levels.
“The ownership and management team here at Citywest are extremely proud and grateful to our team for the tremendous work they have done in support of HSE operations over the past two years, and also pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication from the HSE, the personal doctor who operated here and to the large number of volunteers and others who lent their support to what was a nationwide effort,” Mr Valentine said.
Citywest Hotel had expanded its position in the US and EMEA conference markets before Covid after a substantial €13 million investment in upgraded facilities since 2016.