21 April 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
A multi-million euro redevelopment is currently underway at The Montenotte Hotel in the hills above Cork City.
The €5 million investment by hotel owner, Frankie Whelehan of Choice Hotels Group, will see the addition of several new and exciting features including a stunning new panoramic bar and restaurant, private cinema, enticing library, enhanced conferencing facilities as well as the refurbishment of all 107 bedrooms at the hotel. One of the most dramatic developments is the 6 metre outdoor covered terrace spanning the entire length of the main building boasting uninterrupted and enviable views over Cork city and the River Lee.
“The Montenotte Hotel is the third largest hotel in Cork, with a superb location and setting. Following this redevelopment, the Montenotte Hotel will be transformed to meet its enormous potential as the leading hotel in the city for both business and leisure customers,” said Frankie Whelehan, proprietor of the Montenotte Hotel.
“We are very excited about the re-invention of the Montenotte Hotel. Our redevelopment embraces the history and heritage of Montenotte once home to Cork’s merchant princes and families, combining a warm and friendly ambiance with state of the art facilities. This hotel will be a first class establishment providing the very best in dining, conferencing, fitness, entertainment and accommodation,” he added.
Set on six acres with ample parking, this boutique hotel offers some of the best views of Cork city. The Montenotte Hotel will undoubtedly prove a popular location for seminars, weddings and corporate events. The new conference area, complete with private cinema, high speed broadband, meeting rooms and a number of dining options will provide both indigenous and multinational clients with some of the best facilities in the region also.
Work has already commenced at the hotel and is expected to continue through April and May 2016. The hotel reception, bar and restaurant including the newly extended terrace are currently under construction, while work on the leisure centre, the private cinema and conference facilities are due to be completed shortly. The hotel is open throughout the works which are due to be completed in early June 2016, however meeting room spaces are limited and one group has been moved to another Hotel.