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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Hotels

All time
# leading the charge
Dublin pub charges for tap water - is it the first of many?
Hawk that hydration, guys.
# intoxicated
When should drinkers have their supply cut off?... A new course teaches bartenders how to decide
The 90 minute online course is being backed by vintners groups…
# big beds for all
Hotel sales could hit €1bn by the end of this year
That’s according to Savills, based on current sales.
# dalata money
Ireland's biggest hotelier buys two landmark properties in Galway and Wexford
The Dalata Hotel Group spent €31m on the deals, but still has plenty to spare from its stock float in March.
Irish hotelier pens scathing open letter to some rather exacting customers
He also manages to coin a new term, ‘Travel Review Threat’, while he’s at it.
# homeless ireland
'Emergency accommodation is just that - for emergencies, not long term'
The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.
# Going going...
Another Irish hotel on the market for a bargain-basement price
Limerick’s Strand Hotel going for €17 million, owners say it’s worth three times that.
# Harsh
Cork hotel receives painful TripAdvisor review, manager's response is both funny and excellent
The review likened the hotel’s exterior to Chernobyl.
# get a room
Hoteliers riding on the back of tourists. Not literally though
Dalata Hotel Group reports income boost, buys another hotel.
# Mind your manor
Got €27 million to spare? Five star Adare Manor could be yours
The real estate agent this morning denied that Nama is selling the property.
# Inn business
An average Irish hotel room is used about 220 nights of the year
Many rural hotels are still treading water, while business perks up in Dublin
# Loss booked
In pics: the derelict €171.5 million Dublin hotel bought for just €7 million
The boomtime project will take another €20 million to finish off.
# staycation nation
Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad?
Poll: Is it better value to stay in Ireland? Or impossible to put a price on all that foreign sunshine?
# Done Deal
'Cable King' ties up €65 million deal for Dublin's Westin Hotel
John Malone has swooped for another Dublin Hotel.
# crisis point
How is Dublin spending 100 times more on hotels for homeless people than in 2010?
Families accommodated in hotels are forced to share cramped living quarters and boil eggs in kettles to eat.
# garth brooks
Could FG senator's 'free hotels for objectors' plan be solution to Garth Brooks saga?
I could have missed the pain…
# sales booked
Hotel sales are up by €84 million this year
And it’s supposed to grow even more as the year progresses…
# Holidays
What's the most popular foreign destination for the Irish?
Hint: It’s not that far from home.
# i feel like it's on me
Pest control calls about cockroaches up 75% in last decade
One company in Ireland warned people to keep an eye out this summer, especially if they’re staying in a hotel .
# friends at high prices
Hotels have fingers crossed that Garth gigs go ahead
Many hotels in Dublin have sold out – and hiked prices – to cater for the hordes who have bought tickets for the five nights.
Hotels deny raising prices for special events
A survey said that Dublin’s hotels were “surging”, but the Hotels Federation says there is value to be had.
# cashflow
Think you're in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn
And it’s stopping them renovating.
# Hospitality
66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse
The construction industry and retail sector are not doing too great either, according to credit-risk analysts.
Hotel occupancy beats pre-recession levels
Occupancy predicted to continue growing during 2014 and 2015.
# human nature
16 things that everyone else does too
We’re onto you.
# Budget 2014
'We're examining the options': Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate
The Finance Minister had previously said that in order to maintain the special rate for the tourism and hospitality industry he would need to find €360 million elsewhere.
# Tourism
Two Irish hotels make it into top 100 hotels of the world list
Customer reviews of the Lake Hotel in Killarney and the River Lee Hotel in Cork helped rank the hotels on the Expedia list.
# Hotel Wars
Hotel Federation hits out at price survey
The representative body for hoteliers in Ireland has accused a recent survey of hotel prices of being “in no way reflective” of the value on offer in Ireland.
# Tourism
Hotel prices rose in the first six months of the year
Dublin is the third most expensive place to book a room for the night, but where is first?
# behind the mirror
Check for these hidden graffiti messages next time you check into a hotel
Artist David Bussell has been leaving funny messages for hotel residents all over the world for the past seven years…
# sleeping under stars
Latest New York hotel craze? The 'outdoor bedroom'
It’s a combination of ‘glamping’ and reclaiming rooftops in the vertical city – but this being Manhattan, it will cost you.
# Hotels
Hotels in Dublin made €10,000 in profit per room last year
Sales levels are slowly getting back to peak levels but Dublin is significantly outpacing the rest of the country.
# Rebel Sell
Four-star Cork hotel put up for sale
The Ambassador Hotel, on the north side of Cork City could be yours for just €1.4 million.
# Hotels
Romantic getaways helping over half of Irish hotels increase turnover
A new survey also showed that hoteliers have a more positive outlook about growth at their own business over the next year.
# Tourism
Irish tourists spend more staying abroad than in Ireland data shows Irish people tend to look for better value in accommodation when travelling domestically.
# honesty
Ireland ranks 13th in survey of most honest hotel guests
Danish guests are the most honest with 88 per cent saying they have never stolen from a hotel.
# Tourism
Dublin hotel prices ‘up 174 per cent’ for St Patrick’s Day
Hotel search website Trivago says the average hotel room for Saturday week will cost €287 – up from the usual €105.
# we're back
Ireland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world
We fell out of the top 20 in the World Tourism and Travel Competitiveness Index two years ago – now we’re back at no. 19.
# Tourism
Hoteliers call for greater action to attract tourists from Britain
The Irish Hotels Federation issues demands to ‘reinvigorate’ tourism marketing, after the number of British visitors fell in 2012.
# Promissory notes
Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal
Danske Bank Markets said it now expects rating agencies to upgrade Ireland’s status while businesses say the deal will improve consumer confidence.