Lyrath profit surge

Pre-tax profits at the four-star Lyrath Hotel in Co Kil-kenny last year increased by 67pc to €834,979.
This followed revenues last year at Lyrath Demesne Ltd increasing by 8.5pc to €12.7m from €11.7m.
The pre-tax profits of €834,979 follow profits of €500,223 in 2017.
 The 139-bedroom luxury hotel set on 170 acres enjoyed the growth in revenues and profits under the ownership of businessman Xavier McAuliffe, who has made a comeback to the group.

'Black Friday' at Cahernane

To celebrate Black Friday, Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry are giving guests 20% off selected prepaid packages for stays on the 13th and 14th December and cahernaneselected dates in March.
 Cahernane also have several Gift Vouchers to make shopping for family and friends this Christmas easier. Vouchers can be used towards luxurious getaways, dining experiences, Afternoon Tea, drinks in the cellar bar or towards any goods or services that may be offered in the hotel.


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Heritage completes refurb.

The Heritage hotel of Killenard, Co. Laois, has been re-launched following the completion of a €3 million refurbishment and rebrand.heritage1119
 FBD Hotels & Resorts acquired The Heritage almost a year ago and subsequently commenced a major refurbishment of the property's ground floor and created a new brand identity that allows the revamped Heritage hotel to fit into the FBD Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
As part of the refurbishment, the venue's ground floor bar, restaurant, afternoon tea space and ballroom were all upgraded.

Marker profits rise

 Pretax profits at the five-star Marker hotel at Grand Canal Square in Dublin rose 26 per cent to €5 million ;last year, as revenues increased. The hotelrecoded the higher pretax profits and revenues ahead of the German real estate investment group Deka Immobilien purchasing the hotel for €130 million.

Hotels sign Sustainability Pact

A total of 22 hotels in Killarney have signed a novel sustainability charter as a core principle of their business with an initial aim of cutting their carbon emissions by 25 per cent.killarneypk1119
The pact, the first of its kind in the hotel industry in Ireland, is aimed at the implementation and operation of a single use plastic free environment in their respective businesses which account for 2,500 of the 3,500 hotel bedrooms in the town.
The collaboration was officially launched by Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, prior to the annual National Tourism Forum Let’s Talk Tourism conference in Killarney at the weekend.
The aim of the group is not only to reduce carbon emissions but to share best
practice when it comes to sustainability. The hotels involved have individually and collectively set about reducing and eliminating single use plastic from their businesses and they anticipate that, going forward, several other hotels will sign up to the pact.


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