Grand Hotel to get €400,000 facelift over the winter months
UP to €400,000 will be pumped into the Grand Hotel as part of a renovation programme arranged by the new owners of the Wicklow town landmark.
Firebreak Hospitality recently took over the operation of the hotel and intent to invest between €300,000 and €400,000 into renovations over the winter months.
The building’s facade has already been repainted extensively, with further works planned over the coming months, including conference room renovations.
Firebreak Hospitality is owned by Adrian Shanagher, an experienced hotel operator located in Dublin.
‘The Grand Hotel has been a feature of Wicklow town for well over a century. We are delighted to be at the helm for the next chapter of its life. We intend to revitalise and improve the hotel in a number of respects over the coming months. We hope to reposition the hotel as an important amenity and asset of the local community,’ said Mr Shanagher.
Firebreak Hospitality has already announced that all 52 employees working in the Grand Hotel will keep their jobs, while all future bookings at the hotel will be honoured by Vesta Hotels Limited, the company through which operations will be conducted.
Mr Shanagher has a reputation for revitalising a number of high-profile hotels around the country, including The Morrisson Hotel, Powerscourt Hotel, Mount Wolseley, Mount Juliet, Clonmel Park, Citywest Hotel, Killsahee House Hotel, Bellinter Hotel and Aherlow House Hotel.
The exterior of the Wicklow town hotel has already been painted.