Co. Kilkenny’s Ormonde Hotel has unveiled the first phase of a €3 million upgrade, which will see all 118 of the venue's bedrooms as well as its public areas and Bar & Brasserie being totally transformed.
Commenting on the hotel's refurbishment, director of group operations Pat Chawke said, “Our significant refurbishment will see the hotel being noticeably upgraded and this is just the first step. The Hoban Bar & Brasserie, leisure centre changing facilities and a full floor of bedrooms have been refurbished. This first phase of works is now complete. The new look has been really well received by our customers and colleagues.”
Upgrades of 36 of the hotel's guest rooms have been completed, with work on a further 36 rooms planned from January of 2019. Global Design Concepts managed the design and refurbishment process and the decorative style, with further refurbishment of public areas and meeting rooms planned over the coming months.
Ormonde Hotel general manager Colin Ahern stated, “We’re quietly adding to the quality and fabric of the hotel, and the schedule allows us to undertake these works with minimal disruption to our guests.
“We’ve added new landscaping at the entrance and to the Hoban Terrace, and we’ve been able to upgrade the leisure club changing rooms too. We’re about to refurbish elements in our popular atrium Castle Lounge.
“We’re delighted with the programme of renewed investment in the property which we believe will greatly enhance our guests’ experience. Kilkenny as a destination is thriving, but we know we need to continually re-invent ourselves to keep our customers coming back to us.”
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