New Look at the Kingsley

The Kingsley hotel in Cork has had a tasteful refurbishment over the last 12 months, creating unity and flow throughout the public spaces.

Following on from a refurbishment of The Spa at The Kingsley in 2022, which included a new look for the nine treatment rooms, The Kingsley has continued the redesign from The Spa into their public spaces, working with interior designer Sinead Cassidy.

Taking inspiration from the hotel’s riverside setting on the banks of the River Lee, interior designer Sinead Cassidy updated Fairbanks Restaurant, The K Lounge, Fishers Bar, The Library and breakfast serving room, the main entrance known as the Glass Box, the reception lobby, the corridors linking reception to the lift lobby, the large lift lobby area, the Deane-Woodward Suite function room, four meeting rooms and two restrooms. 

The designers also chose to incorporate the history of the hotel’s original site, Cork's old Lee Baths which operated from 1934 until 1986, including a number of archived framed photographs along the corridors to accompany a painting that The Kingsley commissioned by renowned artist Oonagh Hurley, showing the diving board at the site of Cork’s old Lee Baths for Fairbanks Restaurant.

Continuing throughout the artwork in the hotel, guests will find many Irish artists and local photographers including Ted Murphy, Carmel Smyth and Sorcha Clooney.  The public spaces in the main reception area have gained additional seating.