Sunday 26 March 2017

Citywest Hotel splashes out €13m on renovation and expansion

Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

The Citywest Hotel is spending €13m on a major refurbishment of its bedrooms and public spaces off the back of a strong year for the hotel in which its revenue increased by 20pc.

The investment follows Citywest's acquisition two years ago by Tetrarch Capital, an Irish-owned property firm. Tetrarch's hotel and leisure division runs the 764-bed hotel.

The property firm said the upgrades are well underway after it completed the refurbishment of the hotel's bars.

Last year revenue at the firm increased with stronger occupancy rates and corporate events adding to the spike. Asa  result of the increase in revenue staffing levels at the hotel increased by 20pc over the last year, with the hotel now employing 420.

Citywest general manager John O'Farrell said he was "delighted" with the improvements being made to the location.

"We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality stay to all of our guests. Under a new management team and new ownership, the Hotel has been transformed into the preeminent destination to hold events with style and scale.”

Slightly over half (55pc) of the hotels guests are domestic, with the remaining 45pc coming in from abroad.

Tetrarch Hospitality managing director Damien Gaffney said the firm has been working to establish the hotel as a market-leader for conferencing facilities in Ireland.

"Our €13m investment signals our confidence that Citywest delivers the best conferencing and event hosting option in the Irish market. It is extremely rewarding to see so many major international organisations and blue-chip companies choosing Citywest as their preferred location for large-scale events.”

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