The final phase of a three-year multi-million euro refurbishment of Dublin's Luttrellstown Castle Resort is underway.
As reported by The Business Post, the final phase of the project involves the reinstatement and redesign of eight bedrooms at the resort.
The phased refurbishment of the resort has been undertaken by head of Ventura Design Arlene McIntyre.
The Business Post quotes McIntyre as saying, "It almost seems as though it's been going on forever because we approached the refurbishment in different stages, but I've enjoyed every moment of it.
"The walled estate has a very special, very intimate feeling, which you get as soon as you drive through the gates and up the tree-lined drive. Also, given the resort has hosted such an eclectic and prestigious collection of guests, we wanted to make sure that all the rooms looked very different."
McIntyre added, "My favourite is probably the Queen Victoria suite, followed by the Guinness suite. As the project was staged, we worked on the suites at different times of the year, so that has tended to colour our approach to each suite, as well as the history behind each theme.
"The latest trio of bespoke suites [that have been refurbished] have quite earthy tones, from heathers, moss green, warm, botanical greens, rusts and ochres. In spring, we brought in duck egg blues, paler blues and neutrals, for example. Similarly, the styles in each suite have evolved somewhat because the project has run over a number of years."
Meanwhile, the resort's general manager, Ivan King, commented, "We are really delighted with the next stage of refurbishment of Luttrellstown Castle. At every stage, we seek to bring the highest level of luxury and exclusivity to the castle and honour its history and heritage.
"We also reinstated some of the beautiful antique furniture that was original to the castle and reframed some of the existing art pieces. We are very happy with the creativity that Ventura brought to the table, and the interiors showcase this to the very highest standards."
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