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    MINIVIEW: Lough Eske Castle Hotel, County Donegal, Ireland

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    Guest reviewer Stuart O’Brian checks in to the only five-star hotel in County Donegal… The first indication of the attention to aesthetic detail that runs through the entire Lough Eske Castle hotel site is the six-foot bronze dragon that greets visitors at the top of its long, winding, forest driveway entrance. The hotel has experienced a […]

    Adare Manor in Ireland announces expansion, new GM

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    Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s most renowned resort hotels with a list of prestigious accolades nearly as long as its history, has announced a multi-phase transformation to restore the property. To maintain its commitment to providing guests with unrivalled facilities and services, Adare Manor closed its doors in January 2016 for an 18-month intermission and […]

    Ascott makes foray into Ireland with acquisition of Dublin property

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    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has expanded its global footprint to Ireland, one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. It has acquired an operating hotel in Ireland’s capital city Dublin, the 136-unit Temple Bar Hotel, for €55.1 million (£46 million). Located within Temple Bar, the vibrant cultural heart […]

    Project Spotlight: Wandsworth’s designer switches, sockets in number #1 hotel

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    The ‘Best Hotel in the World’, according to voters in the Conde Nast Travellers’ Readers’ Choice Awards is Ballyfin Demesne in County Laois, Ireland. The hotel opened in 2011 after 8 years of renovation and is located in the foothills Slieve Bloom. The Regency mansion, set in 614 acres, has 20 five-star rooms with every […]

    Hilton launches architecture, design podcasts for select hotels

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    Hilton Worldwide is for the first time launching a series of podcasts that will act as audio guides to landmark hotels within its European portfolio. With a focus on architecture and design, the podcasts tell the hidden story behind five hotels from a variety of Hilton brands to encourage guests to see the buildings as […]

    Actor Dominic West to convert Irish castle into boutique hotel

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    Renowned TV and film actor Dominic West and his family are to convert a castle in Limerick, Ireland into a boutique hotel. The 700-year-old Glin Castle, the ancestral home of West’s wife Catherine Fitzgerald, was on sale for £5.5 million, but the family changed their minds. “Selling up was absolutely heart-breaking for all of us, […]

    ISHC: The impact of Brexit on tourism industry

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    The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) is the leading source of global hospitality expertise and counsel, represented by some two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. ISHC also functions as a key industry figure, providing a resource for expert opinion on timely and topical matters facing the hospitality industry. […]

    ‘Micro hotel’ on its way for Dublin visitors

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    Andrew’s Lane Theatre is set to become a ‘micro hotel’ after investors revealed plans to build a seven-storey development containing 115 pod rooms of between 10sqm and 12sqm – in a style similar to Japanese pod-hotels. According to the Irish Times, Ireland has generally been slow to embrace the concept of so-called ‘micro hotels’ that […]

    Dunboyne Castle Hotel, Ireland (Patrick Goff)

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    The English aristocracy didn’t just build their country houses in England. Scattered across the whole British Isles are grand houses that remind one of the divide between a land owning aristocracy and the rest of us. Nowadays we still see trappings of wealth in large houses but few on the scale of the English country […]

    Cliff House Hotel, Ireland (Patrick Goff)

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    The owner lives on the other side of the bay, looking on to his hotel, or at least the Victorian seaside hotel that was there. When he saw the proposed plans for its replacement, he didn’t like it. Refusing to spend his evenings looking at something unsightly, he bought the site and had Cliff House […]