3 November 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
If you are from Cork you will have doubtless attend many events in “The Silver Springs”, which is a landmark Hotel on the Eastern approaches to the City.
The Clayton Hotel Silver Springs – to use it’s full name – has formally opened its newly renovated Ballroom, Meeting and Events Centre.
It follows an investment of €3.2 million from the Dalata Hotel Group (the owners of the Clayton Brand).
The hotel group contracted Cork-based Coughlan De Keyser Architects and builders Vision Contracting to carry out the work. The building phase created work for over 60 individuals in construction roles, while the finished premises will sustain 120 existing jobs and provides for 30 additional jobs to be created.
External changes include new entrances at the front and back, a fresh façade, landscaping, additional parking all added externally and dramatic changes to the internal layout. The ground floor will serve as an events space with an elegant ballroom, complete with a dedicated break out area and contemporary pre-function space, with capacity to cater for conferences with up to 800 delegates. The upper floor offers 12 new dedicated meeting suites, which are flooded with natural light and views of the River Lee.
Newly appointed General Manager of the hotel, well known Cork Hotelier Joe Kennedy, commented on the opening saying: “…We are confident of attracting major conferences and key business meetings with immediate effect. We already hold a sterling reputation in the large scale event and wedding market in Cork and now with our sparkling new ballroom, we are one of the premier venues in Ireland.”
Above: The old Events Centre, from Google Streetview
“I want to thank Dalata for backing Cork with this significant investment. I must also pay credit to our local team of architects and builders for their hard work in delivering the project on time – they worked day and night. Finally, on behalf of all the management and staff here at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, I would like to thank our loyal customers for their patience while we made necessary improvements and I am happy to shout from the rooftops that the wait is over and our new and improved centre open for business!”
Upgrades and refurbishments are not limited to the new events centre, as upwards of €1.5 million has also been spent on the main hotel in 2016, delivering a bright new façade and 24 bedrooms newly refurbished. The bedrooms located on 5th & 6th floors offer a contemporary and stylish décor and fantastic views of the city and port. 2017 will see the further investment in the hotel from January as another floor of bedrooms will be fully refurbished.
To set up a viewing or simply to request a brochure contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the team on +353214507533
One of the first big in-house events planned by the hotel since their exciting revamp will be a wedding showcase, which will be hosted at the new Ballroom, Meeting and Events Centre on 27th November, in partnership with Peter Kelly of Weddings by Franc.