The owner of Co. Cork's Eccles Hotel and Spa has said that the venue is already 45% booked for July and at 40% average capacity for August.
The Irish Times quotes the venue's owner, Ray Byrne as saying, "We are at 45% occupancy for July already and hoping to get to 65% for the month as a whole. And we're at 40% for August and hoping to get close to 70%. That would be great."
Byrne expects sales to be driven by the domestic market and does not expect to host many foreign guests during the remainder of 2020.
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He stated, "This year the focus will on our home market and leisure business."
According to Byrne, the hotel's average room rate is currently €110, excluding VAT and breakfast.
However, he still anticipates that the venue's revenues will be €1 million less than last year at €2 million due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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