JP McManus unveils €30m revamp of Adare Manor

JP McManus has unveiled a massive redevelopment plan for the luxurious Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, which he bought for a reputed €30m.

JP McManus unveils €30m revamp of Adare Manor

The redevelopment is expected to cost another €30m and will necessitate closure for most of next year.

A planning notice to Limerick City and County Council, in the name of Tizzard Holdings Ltd, sets out the details of the proposed work, which is due to begin in the coming months. Key elements of the plan include:

  • The construction of a five-storey wing with 30 suites.
  • The connecting of the new wing to the main manor by a covered walkway/colonnade.
  • The construction of a new ballroom and conference hall adjacent to the existing manor.
  • The demolition of the existing spa, which will be replaced by a new spa facility.
  • The overall development will result in more than 7,600sq m of hotel and related floor space.
  • The demolition of part of the golf clubhouse and the construction of a new pavilion on the course, between the 9th and 10th holes.
  • The construction of a new entrance to the manor.

According to the planning notice, an environmental impact statement will be submitted with the planning papers.

JP McManus
JP McManus

The manor was home to the Earls of Dunraven, before it was purchased by US business magnate, Tom Kane. Mr Kane built a new wing to the hotel and also constructed an internationally acclaimed golf course.

Members of the international jet-set stayed at the manor, when Mr McManus hosted his Pro Am golf tournament, which attracted players such as Tiger Woods.

Other guests have included actor Hugh Grant and former US president, Bill Clinton, and his wife, Hillary.

A recent visitor was Princess Anne, when she attended a banquet in honour of jockey, AP McCoy, to mark his retirement from racing.

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