The future is 4-star for Dungarvan Park Hotel
Popular West Waterford Hotel launches a celebratory ‘star staycation’ package in celebration of achieving a fabulous fourth star
The Park Hotel in Dungarvan, part of the multi-award winning Fynn Hotel Collection, has been officially awarded a new 4-star rating under the Fáilte Ireland Hotel Classification Scheme. This achievement comes on the back of a 5-year programme of refurbishments and investments to the tune of €2.9 million.
The Park Hotel is situated on its own 5 acres of landscaped gardens in the harbour town of Dungarvan, overlooking the Colligan Estuary, with famous Waterford Greenway just around the corner. The family friendly hotel has 84 bedrooms, fifteen high standard self-catering holiday homes, excellent conference and dining choices and a newly refurbished Riverside Health Club, which includes a 20m swimming pool, changing facilities, gym, sauna and steam room.
The drive to move up a star rating has been a passion project for General Manager Declan Moriarty, fully supported by owner of the hotel Pierce Flynn and made possible by a dedicated hotel team. The Park employs 151 people locally and is a haven for holiday makers looking to explore the sunny south-east, Waterford Greenway and Copper Coast.
Recent investments and upgrades at the hotel have included both big projects and attending to finer details all with the goal of ensuring the best possible guest experience. The hotel has in recent times converted a shipping container into a stylish outdoor bar and unveiled a new look lobby and bedroom corridors. They also completed a soft refurb on all hotel bedrooms to refresh the look and feel which included fitting of new carpets and lighting as well as installing smart LED TVs in all guest rooms and holiday homes. The have put great effort into the launch of new dining spaces ‘The Bistro’ and ‘Grattans’, as well as undertaking external works such as painting the exterior of the hotel, and resurfacing works to the carpark.
The hotel also announced the appointment of Chef Peter Marshall as the new Head Chef, overseeing a reinvigorated culinary direction for the hotel.
Commenting on the achievement of the 4-star rating General Manager Declan Moriarty said “We are delighted to have received the official confirmation from Fáilte Ireland of our new 4- star rating. The road to achieving this has been paved with a significant investment in upgrades to ensure we continue to give guests the best possible experience with all the modern comforts and amenities discerning customers expect. The Park Hotel has long been known for its superb welcome, high level of hospitality and outstanding location next to the Waterford Greenway, so this is a further positive step in futureproofing our appeal as destination hotel for families, staycations, golfers, corporate travel, weddings and more. We will continue to innovate and aspire for greatness in everything we do into the future.”
Pierce Flynn (Owner) welcomed the news saying “I am thrilled to get the 4th star; it is a wonderful recognition of our fantastic team and our ties to the community here in Dungarvan. I believe this clearly positions The Park Hotel as one of the premier destination hotels in the West Waterford region and indeed the Southeast. It is a source of great personal pride that we have joined our sister hotels within the Flynn Hotel Collection at 4-star level ensuring consistency across the brand which has prestige properties located in Dungarvan, Ennis, Kilkenny, and Cork”.
To celebrate this achievement the hotel has today launched a celebratory ‘4 Star Staycation Package’ which features a 2 night stay bed and breakfast with a bespoke 4-star themed afternoon tea, a 4-course evening meal on an evening of your choosing and the hotel’s favourite local produce in your room as a welcome gift on arrival. Package starts from €290 per room.
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