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Two Munster Hotels Upgrade Their Facilities

Published on Jul 21 2021 8:39 AM in Hotel tagged: Trending Posts / Vienna Woods Hotel / Lansdowne Arms Hotel / The Lansdowne / The Emmet Hotel

Two Munster Hotels Upgrade Their Facilities

Two Munster hotels have upgraded their facilities.

Lansdowne Hotel Upgrades

As reported by The Irish Examiner, hoteliers John and Francis Brennan unveiled their renovated hotel, The Lansdowne, in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, this week, which they acquired, upgraded and opened within a six month period.

When they acquired the venue in January of this year, John Brennan told The Irish Examiner, "It is a turbulent time in the hotel industry but everything goes in cycles. We have been there before and will probably be there again."

Emmet Hotel Upgrades

The Emmet Hotel of Clonakilty, Co. Cork, has also completed upgrades to it facilities.

The Irish Examiner quotes Robert O'Keeffe, who is the co-proprietor of The Emmet Hotel along with Rebecca O'Keeffe, as saying, "As time went on and further lockdowns were imposed, we began to think long and hard about how we wanted The Emmet to be when we finally reopened. We tried to take full advantage of the lockdown to improve the hotel and to come back with a better product. Our first step was to improve our accommodation by upgrading and redecorating our bedrooms and bathrooms."

The Emmet Hotel also relocated its bar and upgraded its garden.

The Irish Examiner quotes Rebecca O'Keeffe as saying, "We were closed for eight months, which is quite a long period. We took this as an opportunity to improve what we have. We upgraded the garden in particular because we believe the outside is the new inside. These are changes which will enhance the hotel, not just now but for years to come.

"We wanted to come back better. After such a difficult time, I think it is important to have something new and improved for our guests and customers. More space, more comfort, everything upgraded."

Vienna Woods Country House Hotel Expansion

The news of the upgrades to The Lansdowne and The Emmet follows news that another Munster hotel, Cork's Vienna Woods country house hotel, has been granted permission to proceed with a planned €6 million expansion project.

© 2021 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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