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Sunday 21 October 2018

Ritz-Carlton rebrands as Powerscourt Hotel from today

The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt,
The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt,
Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy at his 50th birthday party in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Powerscourt Photo: Tony Gavin 27/10/07.
Gordon Ramsey with local chef Peter Byrne at the Ritz Carlton restaurant at Powerscourt.
Keith Duffy celebrates the official launch of The Marker Hotel with Charlie Sheil, General Manager and Kevin McGillycuddy. Head of Brehon Capital, owners of the hotel. Keith will act as MC tonight (Thursday 13th June) when the hotel will be officially launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Since opening its doors on Grand Canal Square on 2nd April, The Marker Hotel has welcomed almost 9,000 guests and its much anticipated rooftop terrace has had over 2,000 visitors since opening two weeks ago. Pic Patrick O'Leary NO REPRO FEE
4-10-2010. Author Cathy Kelly, Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow Picture Garry O'Neill
The Powerscourt Ritz-Carlton.
Ailish O'Hora

Ailish O'Hora

WICKLOW’S Ritz Carlton, once a Celtic Tiger playground for celebs, millionaires and rich businessmen, is closing its doors on the past and will trade as the Powerscourt Hotel from today.

The Five Star Ritz-Carlton will be re-branded the Powerscourt Hotel as part of its recent ownership change.

An examiner was appointed to the hotel last year and following a complex restructuring, it was sold earlier this year to Brehon Capital Partners, a Dublin based property investor, and Midwest Holdings, an international property investor for an undisclosed sum.

The 200 room hotel was built by Treasury Holdings and opened just as the economy was tanking in 2007.

It once boasted a Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant but that is being replaced by the new Sika restaurant.

The hotel will be managed by Interstate, which also manages the plush new Marker Hotel in Dublin's Grand Canal Square and will remain part of the Marriott's Autograph collection.

"The desire was to operate it as an independent hotel, giving the owners more control over the brand and position it as a luxury hotel," said David Webster, manager at the hotel.

The new restaurant will also be branded as part of the Powerscourt resort and will be run by head chef Peter Byrne, who is remaining with it from the Gordon Ramsay days.

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