17 May 2017
By Bryan T. Smyth
Refurbishment at at Clayton Hotel Cork City
Almost €2 million has been invested in the refurbishment at the Dalata Hotel Group’s Clayton Hotel Cork City on Lapps Quay in Cork. With 100 bedrooms recently renovated and the introduction of the Red Bean Roaster Café, further significant changes are now underway at the hotel including the extensive upgrading of the Atrium area. The Atrium will be fully refurbished in the coming month and will see the introduction of snugs and other meeting-friendly changes.
New restaurant and bar
The restaurant and bar area of the hotel will also see a major facelift and rebrand to Globe Restaurant and Bar, which will be a bistro-style eatery, serving steak and artisan dishes with an emphasis on produce sourced locally from the renowned food emporium, The English Market.
Upgraded Leisure Centre
The Club Vitae Leisure Club is upgrading all cardiovascular equipment, with 32 new machines including the latest technology in treadmills, spinning bikes, upright cycle and recumbent cycle bikes, total body cross trainer and cross ramp. As well as this extensive fit-out, the Club Vitae fitness instructors have also received the latest training on use of the advanced technology and equipment.
“We continue to invest in the Clayton Hotel Cork City to ensure that this already popular 4 star hotel in the city centre remains the preferred choice for both business and leisure visitor and traveller,” said Conor O’Toole, General Manager at the Clayton Hotel Cork City. “We have a great team and thanks to our parent group, we are in a position now to invest significantly to drive standards here even higher to ensure our place as the market leader in Cork for accommodation, dining, leisure club, conferencing and meetings. The new Globe Restaurant & Bar will be a great addition to the hotel and we look forward to welcoming diners throughout the day every day.”
The Dalata Hotel Group acquired the hotel in October 2016, and rebranded the busy hotel to the Clayton Hotel Cork City with an announcement of a €2 million investment at the property on Lapps Quay, Cork.
The Clayton Hotel Cork City remains open throughout the refurbishment works, and the positive changes are already proving popular with visitors to the hotel. Further renovations will continue during the year, with the next phase of renovation and upgrading focused on the conference facilities at the hotel.
Room occupancy rates at the hotel are one of the highest in the Region, which currently employs 170 people at the busy city centre location.
Dalata Hotel Group plc is Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 41 hotels with over 8,000 rooms. Dalata successfully operates Ireland’s two largest hotel brands, Clayton Hotels and Maldron Hotels across Ireland and the UK, as well as managing a portfolio of partner properties. 24 of the hotels are owned by Dalata, 10 hotels are operated under lease agreements and 7 are operated under management agreements.
For the full year 2015 Dalata reported revenue of €225.7 million. Dalata is listed on the Main Market of the Irish Stock Exchange (DHG) and the London Stock Exchange (DAL).