Hospitality Ireland presents a summary of Irish hotel news

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Hospitality Ireland presents an overview of Irish hotel news.

Co. Kildare Kilashee Hotel Sale Agreement Nears Close

Earlier this week, Irish weather reported that investor Tetrarch Capital was considering the sale of the Killashee Hotel in County Kildare.

Tetrarch apparently has not commented on the move, but local sources have reportedly said that a possible sale has been under consideration for some time.

Speculation has reportedly tied several buyers to a deal for the Killashee, but the process is reportedly at an early stage, with the prospect of a sale coming in some time.

However, Irish weather has now announced that the founder of Irish engineering group Winthrop Barry English is in the process of completing the acquisition of the Killashee Hotel from Tetrarch Capital for approximately € 25 million.

The entrepreneur has reportedly rejected offers from a number of other parties, including Cliste Hospitality, the hotel group led by Paul Fitzgerald and Sean O’Driscoll, which owns eight hotels in Ireland. The deal is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks.

Tetrarch is said to be building apartment hotels and a budget hotel in Dublin city center.

Authorization granted for the development of a new hotel in Blarney

As also reported Irish weather, the Blarney Woolen Mills Group has secured a building permit for a new 80-room hotel in Blarney despite opposition to the plan from the operators of Blarney Castle.

An Bórd Pleanála reportedly approved the program, which would include a supermarket as well as 70 residential units in 11 separate buildings, on Wednesday, December 15.

Cork City Council earlier this year reportedly refused permission for the proposal on the grounds of the former Blarney Park Hotel in St Ann’s Road, Blarney. Among the reasons cited, it appears to be intrusive when viewed from Blarney Castle and in views towards the castle, and detract from the special character of the castle.

Allowing the appeal, An Bórd Pleanála also reportedly quashed its own inspector, Pauline Fitzpatrick, who reportedly recommended that it be refused after concluding that the project would be visually dominant, lack character and visually harm the heritage value of The area.

The appeal board reportedly said the project would constitute an acceptable volume, combination and density of development “in this accessible and central urban village”. He also reportedly noted that the project would not seriously affect the residential or visual amenities of the area.

Trigon Hotels raises € 11,000 for the Cope Foundation

Trigon Hotels raised € 11,000 for the Cope Foundation.

A statement announcing the news said: “Team members at Trigon Hotels have raised € 11,000 this year for the Cope Foundation and its [email protected] program. Trigon Hotels announced in early 2021 that the Cope Foundation would be their charitable partner for 2021. This partnership should also continue in 2022.

“The members of the Trigon hotel team participated and organized several fundraising events during the year, starting with the 300,000 Step Challenge. events such as the Cork Car Show which raised over € 8,500 and a spinning marathon which raised over € 2,000.

Kathleen Linehan, Strategic Director of Human Resources, said: “We have a strong history of working closely with local charities and we are delighted to continue this tradition this year by working with the Cope Foundation and the [email protected] team. The Cope Foundation is doing a fantastic job, and we are delighted that we were able to offer our support this year through fundraising efforts and various other exciting initiatives. We look forward to raising more money for the charity next year.

“This partnership is a continuation of what has been a very fruitful working relationship between Trigon Hotels and the Cope Foundation over the past few years. Trigon Hotels are long-standing ambassadors of diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and have supported the Cope Foundation [email protected] initiative in recent years. [email protected] helps people try to get paid employment with companies around Cork.

“Trigon Hotels provided six job opportunities at the Metropole Hotel and the Cork International Hotel. Participants work as waiters, waitresses, janitors and housekeeping services.

“Marian Hennessy from [email protected] noted, ‘[email protected] is delighted to be part of this wonderful partnership, developing inclusive internships with Trigon Hotels Group. The people we support are fully integrated into the workplace through the employment opportunities offered by Trigon and are valued members of the team. These opportunities allowed participants to gain self-confidence and become more independent. Having a paid job means more financial security for everyone. It’s great to see how much their self-esteem has increased. This fundraising will mean a lot in providing resources and training materials to enable more people to access employment. We truly appreciate the friendship and generosity of all the staff at Trigon, who have helped create such an inclusive workplace. ‘

Jo-Anne Higgins of The Cope Foundation said, “Our primary fundraising goal is to raise funds that will help empower people, promote independence and generate opportunities for the people we support. . Each year we aim to raise € 1 million through fundraising. to help our organization deliver more to people and help people live “your life, your way”. This money does so much – it helps us buy houses so people can live more independent lives in their communities; technological projects that promote independence and choice; fund activities and experiences so the people we support can try new things, visit new places and make connections; as well as purchasing essential resources and equipment for our day and residential centers. “

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