The reopening of the Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate after extensive refurbishments has been covered in the Belfast Business First magazine and Food For Thought, the official publication for the Restaurants Association of Ireland.

Following on from an initial investment programme Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate has just completed a series of enhancements which aim to improve overall guest experience. Upgrading 28 bathrooms and 2 suites with air conditioning and bedrooms also receiving a mini makeover with new wardrobes, coffee docks, pelmets and painting.

The estate grounds have also had major work completed including a new road to specifically service their golf and event guest traffic, with two car parks extended, allowing Glenlo to entirely replace a further away car park with gardens thus greatly enhancing bedroom views.

Other work completed includes refurbishment of guest public areas and outlets including The Tapestry and The Palmer Bar. These works represent an investment in the property of just over €1.5m

Local trades professionals completed the majority of works and at various stages up to 50 contractors were on site on a given day.  This emphasis on supporting local also extends within the hotel where over 120 staff is employed in Summer Season, mostly local to the property.

Final planning permission from An Bord Pleanála has been received and will see Glenlo add a further 25 rooms to the property bringing the total bedroom count to 75.  This work is scheduled to start in September 2019 with a view to rooms being ready for the Summer Season 2020.

Rónán O’Halloran General Manager of the hotel commented ‘Glenlo Abbey is constantly striving to enhance guest experience and the recent refurbishment process has given us the ability to truly offer a warm, personable and luxurious experience, which will compete with the very best of luxury hotels throughout the country”.

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June 26, 2019