Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is getting a multi-million makeover.
The Directors of this landmark 4* Hotel in the heart of Kilkenny City have unveiled the first stage of a significant refurbishment programme.
Pat Chawke, Director of Group Operations said: “This significant refurbishment will see the hotel being noticeably upgraded and is just the first step. HOBAN Bar & Brasserie, Leisure Centre changing facilities and a full floor of bedrooms have been recently completed and have been really well received by our customers & colleagues.”
Renamed after the Callan born architect of the White House, HOBAN Bar & Brasserie has quite a sophisticated, Art Deco feel. A rich colour palette of amber and royal blue combine with gilt and brass highlights and the warmth of leather and velvet fabrics, to give the area a distinctly glamorous and inviting ambience. A collection of art, largely by Irish artists including a piece from renowned Wexford artist, Mark O’Neill RHA, adds further interest and brings the design up another notch.
Guest rooms too have had a makeover with 36 rooms now complete. The industry leading design group Global Design Concepts managed the design and refurbishment process.
The decorative style might best be described as classic contemporary, taken from a restful teal and a soft, charcoal grey mood board. Very smart chrome light fittings, a banker’s lamp, a bespoke designed executive chair, a feature wall of feathers patterned wallpaper and new “Ultimate Flotation” king size beds, all add to the designer feel and the sense of luxury in the rooms.
Further refurbishment of public areas and meeting rooms is planned for over the coming months.
Colin Ahern, General Manager said: “We’re quietly adding to quality of the fabric of the hotel – the schedule allows us to undertake these works with minimal disruption to our guests.
“We’ve added new landscaping at the entrance and to the HOBAN Terrace and we’ve been able to upgrade the Leisure Club changing rooms too and we’re about to refurbish elements of the scheme in our popular atrium Castle Lounge.
“We’re delighted with the programme of renewed investment in the property which we believe will greatly enhance our guest’s experience. Kilkenny as a destination is thriving but we know we need to continually re-invent ourselves to keep our customers coming back to us.”
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