Limerick Strand Hotel celebrate €1.6 million refurbishments with a stunning launch party. Pictured at the launch party of the ‘bedroom refurbishment programme’ in the Limerick Strand Hotel was Maria O’Gorman Skelly, Marketing Manager of Limerick Strand, Richard Lynch, founder of ilovelimerick.com, Stephen O’Connor, Manager of Limerick Strand, Celia Holman Lee and PJ Gibbons, RSVP Magazine. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick.
PHOTOS: Limerick Strand Hotel celebrate €1.6 million refurbishments with a stunning launch party
The Four Star, multi-award winning Limerick Strand hotel, has completed a €1.6 million refurbishment programme upgrading 184 contemporary bedrooms, thirteen suites and bedroom corridors making it Limericks’ only fully refurbished hotel. In addition, they’ve announced a €3.3 million development plan that will see a further increase the current bedroom count, with an additional 20 bedrooms in early 2020, bringing the total bedroom count to 204.
The Limerick Strand Hotel is renowned for championing local suppliers and has once again underlined this commitment by commissioning over 40 local trade and experts to work on the refurbishment. The new look contemporary bedrooms, suites and corridors have been furnished and renovated to the highest standards working with many local businesses including Limerick’s Abbey Owney who were commissioned to make the beautiful, contemporary bespoke furniture and Conroy Curtains Ltd. who made the curtains and voiles using a rich tapestry of fabrics with a colour palette of teal and soft golds to suites and a mixture of yellow, greys and cappuccino for the contemporary bedrooms. Wall colours are contemporary greys with wallpaper in suites from Vescom, shades and lights plus the silk shades in suites all from Irish lighting experts Hicken Lighting. All the painting and decorating were completed by local tradesman Eamon Flynn Painting & Decorating. Interior Designer, Deirdre O’Donnellan commissioned paintings of local landmarks from Spire Art to complement the room interior colours. In-room facilities were also upgraded to include glass counter tops, new Phillips TVs and brand-new RESPA beds from Co. Meath.
Stephen O’Connor, General Manager of the hotel commented, “Limerick is at the centre of economic growth in Ireland and as a leading hotel in the city it’s essential to continuously reinvest in the hotel, its facilities and amenities to maintain our place amongst Limericks leading hotels and to continue to exceed customer expectations. The theme of growth, investment and development in Limerick is at the forefront of discussion in both corporate and social circles all over the city with the Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic Development DAC’s plans well underway with a commitment to invest over €1 billion in Limerick up to 2030”.
John Lally, MHL Hotels said, “Limerick is becoming a vibrant business and social hub and the development plans will boost the local economy and create employment opportunities. The hotels diverse offering of meeting, conferencing and event facilities appeal to both corporate and leisure markets with the aim of the refurbishment to continue to offer our valued guests the highest standards of accommodation and to complement our renowned service and award-winning food provided by Tom Flavin, one of Limericks most celebrated chefs.”
The Limerick Strand is also a very good local employer, with over 180 staff currently employed. They are also committed to continually improving their product and have just introduced a new Bar & Restaurant menu including snacking and “Taste the Place” options supporting local suppliers.
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