The Lansdowne Arms Hotel of Kenmare, Co. Kerry, has been purchased out of receivership for an undisclosed sum by the owners of Park Hotel Kenmare, brothers John and Francis Brennan.
As reported by The Irish Independent, the brothers intend to rebrand and reopen the hotel when government guidelines allow them to do so, possibly in late spring or early summer.
"The Sense Of A Heritage Property"
The Irish Independent quotes John Brennan, who also owns Co. Kerry's Dromquinna Manor with his wife, Gwen, as saying, "[The Lansdown Arms Hotel] is totally stripped out at the moment, and we're adding two new rooms…They are stripped back, comfortable, very stylish rooms. The style we're going for is not OTT, but people will go in and say, 'This is gorgeous'. It will maintain the sense of a heritage property.
"The mood boards are done; everything has been ordered. There's no knocking of walls or building to be done…This is one of the oldest hotels in Ireland, and we look forward to filling it with new life and style, which we hope will bring additional visitors to the special place in which we live."
"A Revitalised Irish Town Hotel"
He added that the hotel will be "a revitalised Irish town hotel bringing the best of Irish hospitality to a mid-price point market looking for a very personal and warm experience."
In addition to adding two new rooms, the brothers intend to add new signage to the hotel and revamp its façade, and the venue's ground floor will include a café and a bar that will serve food.
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