Podium Hospitality, the hotel operator backed by Bernard Brogan Snr and run by former Powerscourt Hotel general manager David Webster, has won the cont
ract to manage the refurbished Kilkea Castle hotel.
The Kildare hotel, based in a 12th-century Hugh de Lacy castle, will reopen this summer after a refurbishment programme that involved a substantial investment.
Having gone into receivership a number of years ago, the propertyis now owned by American builder Jay Cashman, whose company was one of the major contractors on the massive Boston tunnel project known as the 'Big Dig'.
The property also has a golf course and facilities for fishing and archery.
Other properties in Podium's portfolio include the Dundrum House Hotel in Co Tipperary, the Celbridge Manor Hotel in Co Kildare, the Pillo Hotel in Ashbourne, Co Meath and the Parkview Hotel in Co Wicklow.