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Niall Coffey, who became general manager of the hotel in February 2020, said that Jody Gysling had created something “very special in Harvey’s” and was a man with “outstanding vision”.
“When some groups buy a hotel, they go in and want to do their own thing and change many things. Thomas Roggla, the owner of the hotel now, he wants to continue what Jody Gysling, Deirdre McGlone and Marc Gysling created,” Coffey told The Business Post.
Last year, the TMR Hotel Collection invested €3 million in the property, to add 28 new rooms to the hotel. The investment came after it spent more than €1 million to renovate the hotel’s ballroom in 2019.
Coffey said that a further €1.2 million would be invested in the hotel during 2022, to complete renovation works on existing hotel rooms.
“If anything positive is to come out of closing the hotel during the pandemic, it’s the new rooms. We had already appointed a builder before the pandemic, so when we were allowed, we were able to get the works done during the pandemic.
“We were lucky that the builder was working with us already and had our materials – because we’ve heard of shortages – but we were able to push ahead and get the work done quicker.”