€35m hotel targets 40,000 guests in first year

THE operators of Kinsale’s new €35 million, 120-bedroom Carlton Hotel are targeting an initial 40,000 overnight guests in its first year of operation.

Last night the Carlton Hotel Group officially opened its seventh hotel development with the launch of the Carlton Hotel & Spa Kinsale. Hollywood actor and screen legend, Richard Chamberlain was on hand to perform the opening along with RTÉ’s Derek Davis who was master of ceremonies for the evening.

Group managing director, Carlton Hotel Group, Michael Kearney, said that initially the new development here in Kinsale will employ 70 people, which will grow to 120 when the hotel is at full operating capacity.

“In our first year we are targeting occupancy in the region of 40,000 people which will bring significant additional revenues to the local area and be a significant boost to the local economy in Kinsale.

“The Carlton Hotel Group are committed to Kinsale, this being the first major hotel development in the region for a considerable time, and we are grateful for the warm support we have received from the local community and also for the assistance of the local planning authorities.”

The four-star hotel is set on 90 acres of woodland with panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay has 20 luxury garden suites and stand alone units and adjacent to the hotel.

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