At 20 years old, Jurys Inn Cork is still looking fresh-faced, in part because of a recent revamp that came with a €1.6 million price tag.
The Cork venue, which employs more than 40 locals in hospitality jobs, has seen its restaurant, its bar and all 133 guest rooms revamped thanks to the investment, as well as other changes.
Every room now has its own flat screen television and each bathroom a chrome power shower, to give just two examples of changes. Fresh decor has been put in place in the hotel, too.
Jury's Inn's investment in this Cork hotel is one aspect of a wider refurbishment scheme worth €31 million, which is still underway.
The group has 31 hotels in the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, featuring more than 7,000 guest rooms between them.
Earlier this month, the Cork hotel marked its completed redesign with a celebratory event. Wine and food were served and a local jazz group played at the celebration in the city (pictured).
“We are so pleased to bring together our staff, guests and business partners to celebrate the unveiling of the newly refurbished Jurys Inn Cork," commented the hotel's manager, Anita McLoone.
She said that the day was an exciting one for staff, who looked forward to introducing guests to the hotel's fresh look and brilliant facilities in future.
Also this month, Jurys Inn Chelsea was rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton venue, though it is still operated and owned by Jurys Inn.
The hotel is now operating under franchise agreement between Jurys Inn and Hilton Worldwide.
Jurys Inn Hotel Group CEO, John Brennan, has said “This new franchise venture will see our Chelsea hotel leverage its prime London location under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, optimising future revenues and delivering exceptional service to our guests."
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