This major refurbishment will enhance all areas of the resort including upgrading and restoring internal finishes, furniture and woodwork, and repairing the external stonework and windows. New designs by acclaimed architects, Reardon Smith, and interior designers, Richmond, will enhance all guest bedrooms and public areas.
These renovations will honour the building's architectural heritage as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece and embody the hotel’s signature style, whilst incorporating the latest in contemporary luxury and technological innovations.
Subject to planning permission, the construction of an additional bedroom wing will add extra bedrooms bringing the total room count to 104 bedrooms, while the addition of a splendid new ballroom will have the capacity of 350 people catering for events and international conferences; both will be clad in limestone, complimenting the architectural detail of the original Manor House. The enhancements in the Manor House will also include a new state of the art spa, pool and relaxation area, boardroom and cinema.
Plans are also in place for a complete transformation of the golf clubhouse with local architects, Michael Healy and Partners. While on the golf course, world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio will assist with improvements to make the course one of the finest Parkland courses in Europe.
The 800 acres of Adare Manor’s beautiful parkland, walled gardens and walking trails will be enhanced and improved. It is planned to provide an activity centre which will add an extensive range of pursuits available to guests during their stay, including falconry, archery and a children’s activity zone.
A detailed programme of activity will be underway over the next 18 months. Details on the upgrades will regularly be made available through the Adare Manor website and social media pages during this period of temporary closure.
Speaking this week, General Manager of Adare Manor & Golf Resort, Ms. Anita Higgins, said: “This is a new beginning in Adare Manor’s grand history, we are taking an intermission before starting a glorious new chapter in 2017. Great care and attention has been taken in drawing up the proposed plans which will ensure the renovations honour the building’s architectural heritage and maintain the hotel’s signature style and world renowned status.”
These upgrades are essential to modernising the facilities of the hotel and golf resort as identified by an extensive economic, physical and operations review of the Manor. It is estimated that the resort contributes in excess of c. €5 million to the local economy each year. Great care will be taken during the refurbishment to ensure the architectural beauty of the 19th century Manor is retained. It is envisaged the newly refurbished property will increase visitor numbers, from both Ireland and around the world, to County Limerick and the Shannon region.