PREM Group has announced plans to invest €3 million over the next two years in the Osprey Hotel + Spa complex, Naas, which the Dublin-based international hotel operator acquired in late 2015 having managed the property since 2010. Phase one of the plans, which are already under way, involves the addition of five further bedrooms and the expansion of the hotel’s leisure facilities. The conference facilities and business centre are also being enhanced to meet growing demand. The announcement follows on the recent appointment of leading hotelier, Peter Brennan, as the new General Manager.
Jim Murphy, Chief Executive, PREM Group said: “We have been operating the Osprey complex successfully since 2010 and have seen an increasing demand for the many facilities offered by the hotel, from accommodation and casual dining to its spa and leisure centre. Now that we own the property we are in a position to implement changes that we had identified to expand these facilities and enhance the luxurious standards of the hotel.”
He added: “Demand for quality office space in Naas from within the town’s SME sector as well as wider afield, for example, has also grown noticeably within the past 12 months due to increasing confidence stemming from the economic recovery. We are in a fortunate position here at the Osprey Complex to have the space to expand our serviced office offering, which comes with the facilities of a hotel, spa, leisure centre and conference centre literally on the doorstep, making it quite unique.”
The four star Osprey Hotel + Spa currently offers 104 guest rooms. It also includes a stand-alone Conference Centre as well as CENTRE STAGE at the Osprey, a live act venue.
The announcement of the Osprey renovations follows the recent news that PREM Group has purchased two further 4 star resorts hotels, the Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, near Blessington, County Wicklow and the Cahernane House Hotel, in Killarney, co Kerry. The company now owns, leases or manages 44 properties across Ireland, the UK and Europe with 3,700 guest rooms and 1,500 employees. Its portfolio includes city-centre budget hotels, 4 star business hotels and resort properties as well as the serviced apartment collection PREMIER SUITES.
The highly diversified company also includes Trinity Hospitality Services, a provider of bespoke centralised purchasing, sales, marketing, IT services to over 500 hotel clients across Europe.
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PREM Group in Ireland
The following properties in Ireland are currently managed by PREM Group
PREMIER SUITES Plus, Lesson Street, Dublin 2 (purchased 2014)
PREMIER SUITES Plus, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (purchased 2013)
PREMIER SUITES, Sandyford, Co Dublin
Aspect Hotel, Park West, Dublin
Aspect Hotel, Kilkenny
Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort, Co Tipperary
Jackson’s Hotel and Leisure Centre, Donegal
Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry (purchased 2016)
Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Hotel Isaacs, Cork
IMI Residence, Sandyford, Dublin
McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co Mayo
Osprey Hotel + Spa, Naas, Co Kildare (purchased 2015)
Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
Step House, Carlow
TF Hotel, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington, Co Wicklow (purchased 2016)
Viking Hotel, Waterford