New Chapter at Killashee
The date 1861 above the door of the Original House at Killashee Hotel signals a long history for the estate outside Naas in County Kildare.
Since taking over on April 1st this year, FBD Hotels & Resorts has refurbished this landmark hotel. As the first phase of this initial €3m investment is now complete, the four-star Killashee Hotel unveiled The New Chapter.
Host Marty Whelan guided the 300 guests through a gourmet journey from the old to the new chapter of Killashee Hotel, with entertainment provided by the Celtic Drummers, a classical quartet, The Runaways, Havana Club Trio and magician Jack Wise.
Inspiration for the new look is drawn from the heritage and natural beauty of the estate. The lobby and ground floor areas have been enhanced, and the first-floor lounge area has been transformed into a luxurious and relaxing Larkspur Lounge.
Home to two restaurants, The Pippin Tree, which overlooks the gardens, has been restyled with tub chairs and hues of rose. The casual dining restaurant, now the Oak & Anvil, features a dining area with banquette seating and a cocktail bar.
The 141 bedrooms have been softly refurbished and now feature Dyson hairdryers; Nespresso coffee machines; 43-inch, flat-screen smart TVs with Netflix; and Elemis toiletries.
A further €2 million will be invested over the next two years and will focus on the Spa and Leisure Centre and the accommodation in the original house.