Grand Ho­tel to get €400,000 facelift over the win­ter months

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

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.

Mark, Una and Ge­orge Deering.

Emma Lyons, Iain Nash and Noel Lyons.

The ex­te­rior of the Wick­low town ho­tel has al­ready been painted.

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