• Cyril McAree

Celebrating Chinese New Year At CityNorth Hotel


The CityNorth Hotel celebrated Chinese New Year – Year of the dog, with a “China Red” reception on Wednesday 14th February.

Madame Xue He, Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy, launched the celebrations and spoke about the potential for increased trade between Ireland and China with over 70,000 Chinese visitors to Ireland last year. This is great news for the Drogheda, East Meath and Louth region ahead of the start of Cathay Pacific direct flights to Dublin in June.

The evening was a lavish affair with the Lord Mayor of Drogheda, Pio Smith, many councillors and local business people in attendance.

“It has been a privilege to collaborate with Fáilte Ireland and become one of the first hotels in Ireland to be officially China Ready.” said Mr Cyril Laffan, General Manager for the CityNorth Hotel, he also commented that “The hotel has undertaken several measures to be culturally welcoming to our Chinese guests. For example, our staff have been trained, we’ve adopted Union Pay as a method of payment, QR Codes have been added to our menus which can be scanned to translate the menu into Chinese and we are working with Emerald Media to setup social media platform, WeChat and various marketing campaigns.”

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