Investment in Irish hotels will continue at record levels in 2006 with 54 new hotels due to come on stream. It means more short break opportunity for home holiday makers.
While consumers have been getting better value for money from our hotels, hoteliers have been complaining about low yields.
Existing hotels are also investing in upgrades. In 2005 two-thirds of hotels and almost one in two guesthouses and B&Bs invested in infrastructural development in 2005. Three out of four business invested in marketing activities.
Occupancy levels in Irish hotels were up to 64pc but that the international average was 70pc Shaun Quinn, chief executive of Fáilte Ireland has said.
Failte Ireland reported that self-catering accommodation and B&Bs have been particularly hard hit, with occupancy rates still below 50pc. This is in contrast to the improved occupancy rates in hotels, guesthouses and hostels.
According to Shawn Quinn, B&Bs are a vital part of the Irish tourism package and are an essential part of our attraction to overseas visitors.
“Given the enormous increase in accommodation capacity in recent years, it is positive that occupancy rates improved across all sectors to 64pc in hotels, 60pc in guesthouses and 67pc in hostels.
Tax incentives for hotel development were ended under the 2006 budget which will slow down hotel development from 2007 on.
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- CORK Jury’s Doyle Western Road Cork 182 bedrooms Opening Autumn 06 Classification 4 star
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- New Hotel Rathmore, Kinsale 68 bedrooms Classification 3 star
- Atlantic Manor House Garrettstown 20 bedrooms Classification 3 star
- Ramada Bantry Bantry 65 bedrooms Opening mid 2007 Classification 4 star
- DONEGAL New Hotel Carrick Village 52 bedrooms Opening July likely to be delayed classification 3 star
- Ballyboe Hotel (The Waters Edge Rest) Rathmullan 10 bedrooms Opening March Classification 3 star
- The Villa Rose Hotel Stranolar 074 91 25968 41 bedrooms Opening May Classification 3 star
- NewHotel Muff, Culdess Summer 2006 classification 3 star
- NewHotel Pettigoe 15 bedrooms Classification 3 star
- NewHotel Rossreagh, Ramelton 104 bedrooms classification 3 star Likely to open 2007. Classification 3 star
- NewHotel Portnablagh 62 bedrooms Likely to open 2007. Classification 3 star
- Tramore House Downings 10 bedrooms Likely to open 2007. Classification 3 star
- NewHotel Drumlonagher 120 bedrooms Likely to open 2007. Classification 3 star
- NewHotel Magheramagorgan, Carrigart 074 9121003 100 bedrooms classification 3 star
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- Days Hotel Park West Park West Business 148 bedrooms. Opening Sept
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- Days Hotel Santry Cross 01 6391229 88 bedrooms. Opening March classification 3 star
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- NewHotel Courtlough, Balbriggan 100 bedrooms. Opening late 2007 classification 3 star
- Le Meridien Longboat Quay 179 bedrooms Opening late 2007 classification 5 star
- Dylan Hotel (formerly Hibernian) Eastmoreland Place 8 50 bedrooms Opening July classification 5 star
- Mount Hybla House Hotel Castleknock 20 bedrooms. Opening late 2006. Classification 4 star
- Clarion (formerly Holiday Inn) Dublin Airport 200 bedrooms. Opening late 2008 Classification 3 star
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- KILDARE Luttrellstown Castle Leixlip 100 bedrooms Late 2007 Classification 4 star
- Carton House (Clarion Group) Maynooth 145 bedrooms Opening May classification 4 star
- New Hotel Westgrove, Abbeylands, Clane 113 bedrooms Opening March classification 3 star
- KILKENNY Ramada Encore Urlingford Urlingford Contact Michael Knox Johnston Tel. 023-22400 78 Bedrooms Opening February Classification 3 star.
- Days Hotel Kilkenny Retail Park 80 Bedrooms Opening July classification 3 star
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- LAOIS Ramada Encore Mountrath Mountrath 91 Bedrooms Opening July Classification 3 star
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- LONGFORD New Hotel Edgeworthstown 72 bedrooms Opening 2007 classification 3 star
- MAYO New Hotel Rathnaconenn, Ballina 69 bedrooms Classification 3 star
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- ROSCOMMON New Hotel Frenchpark Demesne 26 bedrooms Classification 3 star
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