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Talbot to buy Midleton

THE four-star Talbot Hotel Group is to buy the Midleton Park Hotel in Cork.

The Wexford based hotel group, which comprises of the Talbot Hotel Wexford, the Talbot Hotel Carlow and the Stillorgan Park Hotel in Dublin is owned by the Pettitt family. It also owns the Pettitt's Supervalu supermarket group.

The company is to invest €1m in the Midleton Park Hotel.

Managing director of the Talbot Hotel Group, Philip Gavin, said the Midleton is one of Cork's best known hotels.

"We are looking forward to working with all of the team at the Midleton Park and also on improving the hotel and taking it to the group's standard of four stars," he added.