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The Europe Hotel & Resort Announces Development Of Phase B Of The Lodges

By Dave Simpson

The Europe Hotel & Resort has announced the construction of phase B of its employee accommodation facility, The Lodges at The Europe.

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In 2018, the company invested over €4.5 million into the first phase of The Lodges, an employee accommodation headquarters based at The Europe Hotel & Resort.

Phase B will first see the demolition and removal of the old staff house, followed by the construction of four new accommodation blocks with 40 en-suite rooms a gym, bicycle storage, laundry facilities, and indoor and outdoor recreational areas. Following on from phase B, 20 more rooms will be added, subject to planning permission.

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Once all phases have been completed, the total investment in employee accommodation will stand in excess of €12 million. The construction tender has been awarded to Kerry based firm Kenmare Plant Hire, which recently completed the expansion of the hotel's car park and has been designed by local architect Achim Gottstein.

Statement By Managing Director Of Killarney Hotels Collection

Speaking about the project, managing director of Killarney Hotels Collection Michael Brennan said, "We are very proud of our continued commitment to the comfort and well-being of our team. The construction of phase B follows on from this year's earlier announcement of the company's family leave policy being extended to included maternity, adoptive and paternity leave payments for our employees. The company already offers extraordinary benefits to employees including an industry leading pension scheme, DIS benefit, dedicated in house employee restaurant, employee discounts to name but a few.

"With the shortage of rental accommodation in Killarney and staff in the hospitality sector, we are committed to providing our hard-working and valued staff with the highest standard of on-site accommodation to help us retain and attract new employees to our hotels."

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