Cahirsiveen Hotel To Reopen After €3m Refurbishment
The reopening of a 56-bedroom hotel complex in the County Kerry town of Cahirsiveen following a €3 million refurbishment is expected to give a major boost to tourism in the area.
The Irish Examiner reports that the property, which operated as the Watermarque Hotel before the refurbishment and is now being rebranded as The Skellig Star, has been upgraded with adjoining apartments, function rooms and other additional facilities.
Skellig Star manager Fiona Dunne stated that the hotel's new name was chosen to reflect south Kerry's status as a "dark sky reserve", as well as other heritage and big screen elements.
The hotel's reopening later this month comes as preparations continue for the opening of the nearby Hog's Head Golf Club, which is the first course in Ireland to be completed by the architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II and also incorporates a hotel.