Tuesday 20 March 2018

Kilkenny hotel slides into €500,000 loss

The front bar in Langton’s
The front bar in Langton’s

Gordon Deegan

One of the best known hotels in the south east saw losses top half a million euro in 2013, new accounts show.

Langton's in Kilkenny City reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of €525,143 for the year. However, interest payments of €156,577 and depreciation costs of nearly €800,000 pushed the firm into a pre-tax loss of €581,643. The figures come from accounts lodged with the Companies Office for Langton Hotel Ltd.

The hotel in the centre of Kilkenny has long been a local institution. Hurling legend Henry Shefflin recently chose the four-star hotel as the venue to announce his retirement from inter-county hurling.

The figures show that the hotel recorded the earnings as the firm's gross profits dropped marginally from €6.42m to €6.34m. The accounts show that the firm recorded a pre-tax loss of €581,643. However, this takes into account interest payments of €156,577 and hefty non-cash depreciation costs of €793,632.

"The results for the year and the financial position at the year end were considered satisfactory by the directors, who expect continued growth in the foreseeable future."

Langton's houses a number of bars along with the Set Theatre that opened in 2009 while the night-club entertains thousands of revellers every week.

Irish Independent

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