€2million investment works for upgrading of Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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€2million investment works  for upgrading of Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny

The Terrace is part of the €2 million redevelopment

Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny has officially unveiled ten newly refurbished, luxury Balcony Suites as part of a €2 million investment in the property.
The investment in the four star, Flynn family owned, hotel sees luxury upgrades across the property, with €250,000 alone spent on the Balcony Suites which feature specially sourced, bespoke fabrics and furniture , under the direction of Ireland’s leading interior architect and designer, Brian McDonald, whose unique perspective brought the characteristics of the hotel to life.
Vibrant teal puffa bed spreads complement the rustic taupe of the luxurious headboards of the four poster beds in each suite; while the addition of sapphire blue breakfast chairs, a recliner chair and sofa, and charcoal armchairs have created an easy on the eye, inviting space for guests to enjoy and relax in, each of which features its own private balcony. Every Balcony Suite features a Spa bathroom with each shower enclosure featuring a built in seat to complement the 12-inch rain shower experience guests will enjoy.
McDonald and the design team took four weeks to manufacture a wide selection of products for each suite, using a variety of materials including aged brass, blackened steel, walnut, locally sourced fine leathers and fabrics. Each bedside locker for example consists of pristine blackened steel frames with bespoke brass feet and a solid walnut lacquer finish top; while mirrors throughout the project were framed in an aged brass surround which emphasised the beauty of the antique mirror used in each suite.
General Manager of Newpark Hotel, Mark Dunne explained the ethos behind the project “Our newly launched Balcony Suites encompass everything that it is synonymous with Newpark Hotel. Our iconic property, with its 50 year tradition of delivering truly memorable experiences to each of the guests that come to stay with us is now complimented by this five-star Balcony Suite experience. My team and I are proud to have achieved this, by not only providing our guest with a world class design, but also our attention to detail which is delivered through state-of-the-art in-room entertainment, power showers, and most importantly offering the perfect night’s sleep. It is this attention to detail, through experience and design, that ensures we meet and exceed the expectations of today’s traveller.”
Refurbishment works in the property also included a major facelift of the hotel’s 30 standard guestrooms which are now refurbished to Deluxe room standard.
The significant investment in the Kilkenny property also included the creation of The Terrace, offering dining in a contemporary, atmospheric and relaxed outdoor setting.
The Newpark Hotel is part of the privately owned group Flynn Hotels, under the helm of the Flynn brothers John, Allen and Pierce.