Citywest Hotel, the largest hotel in the country, today opens its doors to guests for the first time in nearly two years. The easing of pandemic restrictions on the hospitality sector means the 764-bedroom hotel is open for business and preparing for what it hopes will be a busy 2022.
With strong domestic demand, particularly from corporates and event organisers, and a return in international travel for both leisure and business customers, Citywest Hotel is confident that it will return towards the strong position it held pre-Covid. It has received a healthy pipeline of overseas and conference bookings, including the Love Your Home exhibition, Self-build Exhibition, The Hardware Show, The Wedding Journal to name just a few.
The Hotel is now scaling up its team and aims to return to the staffing complement of over 350 people it had before closure.
Citywest shut its doors in mid-March 2020 in line with the entire hospitality sector. From 26th March 2020 it was licensed for use by the HSE until the end of January 2022 to support the national effort to bring COVID-19 under control.
Glenn Valentine, General Manager of Citywest Hotel said:
“Today is a really important day for all the team here at Citywest, and we’re delighted to finally be able to reopen the Hotel to guests old and new. We have a very ambitious strategy in place to rebuild the Hotel’s business and operations to the levels experienced pre-pandemic.
The ownership and leadership team here at Citywest are extremely proud of and grateful to our team for the enormous work done in support of the HSE’s operations over the past two years, and also pay tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the HSE, the medical staff who operated here and to the large number of volunteers and others who provided support for what was a national effort.
It’s a huge relief that the hospitality sector can now reopen and hopefully the restrictions on travel and tourism that the pandemic necessitated are a thing of the past. We look forward to welcoming guests for what promises to be a busy opening weekend of the Six Nations.”
Citywest Hotel attracts a strong mix of domestic and international guests and has expanded its position in the US and EMEA conference markets, following a substantial €13m investment in upgraded facilities since 2016. The Hotel is located just off the N7, Ireland’s busiest national road and is a 20-minute drive from Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport.
For further information please visit: http://www.citywesthotel.com/