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Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

Maldron Hotel
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Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

October 2018 saw the unveiling of an extensive €8.7 million refurbishment programme at the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road in Galway. The work has helped transform the hotel into one of the newest and most stylish hotels in Galway.

The hotel, which is owned and operated by Dalata Hotel Group, Ireland’s leading hotel operator, recently completed the refurbishment extending its 104 bedroom capacity by 61 bedrooms and enhanced guest amenities such as Grain & Grill Bar and Restaurant, Red Bean Roastery Coffee dock and a conference centre which has 6 newly renovated state-of-the-art meeting rooms with its own designated break out space. Ideal for stretching the legs during a refreshment break.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway relaunch is the latest in a series of upgrades and improvements to the Maldron Hotel network throughout Ireland following a multi-million euro investment which includes extensions of two existing hotels while also opening a new hotel in Cork.

Pat McCann, CEO of Dalata Hotel Group said, “We are delighted to officially re-launch our Maldron Hotel Sandy Road. With the vibrancy of Galway City and increased interest in Galway city as a destination, we want to ensure that tourists can enjoy an affordable four star hotel with exceptional amenities. We are especially proud that this latest refurbishment resulted in the creation of 20 jobs.”

Guests and visitors to Maldron Sandy Road can expect great locally sourced food from the deliciously designed menu at the newly refurbished Grain and Grill Bar & Restaurant. Whether it’s catching up with friends or enjoying a family meal, the Grain and Grill Bar & Restaurant provides healthy and hearty meals designed to cater for all palettes. A new addition to the hotel, Red Bean Roastery, Dalata Hotel Group’s own coffee brand, is on offer to those who wish to enjoy a signature blend of coffee prepared by expert baristas.

The hotel also offers families a place to relax from the minute they arrive with their very own Crafty Kids Club. Providing supervised fun-filled activities and entertainment and a specially designed menu for their Young Diners. The Crafty Kids Club allows parents time to relax during their stay and makes children’s experience memorable.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is conveniently located close to Galway City Centre making it an ideal base for those looking to explore local attractions and the bustling nightlife that Galway has to offer. The hotel is the Ideal base for both business and pleasure stays, be it for work, a girly get away or family friendly break, the hotel presents a stylish, comfortable and great value accommodation for guests visiting or passing through Galway city.

The hotel was officially re-launched on Monday 8th October by the Lord Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis and John Hennessy, Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group PLC while guests on the day included Galway hurlers Joe Canning and Conor Whelan.

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Dalata Hotel Group plc is Ireland’s largest hotel operator with a growing presence in the United Kingdom. The Group’s current portfolio consists of 40 hotels with over 8,200 rooms and an additional 2,500 rooms are currently being developed. Dalata successfully operates Ireland’s two largest hotel brands, Clayton Hotels and Maldron Hotels across Ireland and the UK, as well as managing a small portfolio of partner properties. 28 of the hotels are owned by Dalata, nine hotels are operated under lease agreements and three are operated under management agreements. For the full year 2017, Dalata reported revenue of €348.5 million and a profit after tax of €68.3 million. Dalata is listed on the Main Market of the Irish Stock Exchange (DHG) and the London Stock Exchange (DAL).


Hyland Ceilings

Hyland Ceilings is a ceiling specialist providing expert solutions for construction projects across the UK and Ireland. With offices in Claremorris, Dublin and London, Hyland Ceilings works within the residential, commercial, industrial and public sectors and offers a broad range of services which includes the installation of plasterboards, partitions, wall lining, MF/Grid ceilings, insulation, taping and joining, external render, nap finish, monocouche, skimming, slabbing, coving and wet and dry dash.

Over the past 12 years, Hyland Ceilings has built up an extensive portfolio of projects, from St Bridgets Terrace in Sligo, St Mary’s Church in County Leitrim and Kells Primary Healthcare Centre in County Meath to Cornafulla National School in County Westmeath and the Cystic Fibrosis Unit in County Galway. Recent projects have included Tullamore Distillery in Offaly and The Maldron Hotel – a prestigious hotel in Galway.

Mark Hyland, Managing Director for Hyland Ceilings, said:

“At Hyland Ceilings we pride ourselves in being Ireland’s and the UK’s answer to all your internal and external plastering needs. Founded in 2006, we have steadily built up a reputation for high quality, safety, reliability and using the best equipment and products in all of our jobs.”

Mark added:

“Timely delivery of the project completed within the budget and an end result that exceeds the customer expectations are some of the key features that give Hyland Ceilings its clientele of loyal customers, who give us repeated assignments which speaks volumes of the faith our clients have in us.”

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Dominic O’Connor Ltd

First established in 1999, Dominic O’Connor Ltd provides complete mechanical services and maintenance solutions serving industrial, education, healthcare, pharmaceutical, food processing, hotel/leisure and IT in both public and private sectors.

As a company they pride themselves on having experience across all aspects of the industry, from design and installation to undertaking the complete management of any project starting with initial planning and estimation through to project completion.

Celebrating almost 20 years in business, the company has worked on many prestigious projects involving complex installations including ventilation, air conditioning, steam, air and heating and has established an eminent maintenance division specialising in a full range of mechanical services.

Clients of Dominic O’Connor Ltd. include JJ Rhatigan & Co., John Sisk & Son, BAM Building, Paul John Construction and Kilcawley Construction with completed projects ranging from NUIG Student Accommodation to the Clinical Education and Research Centre in University Hospital, Limerick, an Adult Acute Mental Health Unit in University Hospital, Galway anda  food processing facility for Panelto Foods in Longford.

The company recently completed the renovation of the Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road, Galway for John Paul Construction.  The refurbishment included new kitchen facilities, new bedrooms, enhanced guest amenities and a new business centre along with newly renovated state-of-the-art meeting rooms.  Services provided included new hot and cold water services, upgrade of existing heating services and the upgrade of existing ventilation and air conditioning services including installation of new air handling units.  As the hotel was fully operational during the works, there was a high degree of close collaboration between hotel management and Dominic O’ Connor Ltd. personnel which contributed significantly to the overall successful delivery of this project.

Accustomed to working with most major firms, Dominic O’Connor Ltd has become a respected and experienced provider of building services throughout the country. As well as working on new build projects, the highly skilled team of directly employed operatives provide a full array of mechanical services to existing live buildings.

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