The owners of Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites, located off the coast of Co. Galway, have revealed plans to expand their hotel operation, which would double its capacity.
Speaking to The Irish Times, Marie-Thérèse de Blacam, who runs the exclusive property with her husband Ruairi, said demand is such that plans are in place to add as many as six new units to the current five-suite hotel.
"We want to get more out of the core business that we’ve developed," commented de Blacam, adding that the company already have planning permission to develop the new units on an adjoining site.
It's reported that they will be looking to work with private partners to fund the costs of the expansion, 'with the property then being leased back to be offered as suites as part of the existing business during the season'.
De Blacam confirmed the first partner is already in place and work on the first two units is expected to begin this year.