The four-star, Flynn family owned, Imperial Hotel in Cork city celebrated its 200 year anniversary in style late last week with a gala dinner for over 70 guests from the worlds of business, the media and entertainment.
The evening was hosted by John Flynn, whose family own the hotel which was recently refurbished. Over €1 million has been spent on upgrading many of the 125 bedrooms while a new bar, ‘Seventy Six on the Mall’, and a new gym have also been added.
Some of the well-known faces spotted at the celebrations included Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe who attended with her daughter Fern and son-in-law, Eoin Little. Other guests included Miss Cork 2016, Orla Clancy, The Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Chris O’Leary and the Lady Mayoress Angela O’Leary. President of UCC, Dr. Michael Murphy was also in attendance as was Conor Healy, CEO of Cork Chamber.
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(* Pictured: Myrtle Allen with Imperial Hotel's Executive Head Chef Nicky Foley)