• Cyril McAree

€34 Million Investment And Creation Of 100 Jobs Brings New Life Into Cork City Centre

Dalata Hotel Group plc ("Dalata" or "the Company"), Ireland’s largest Hotel operator and owner of the Clayton and Maldron Hotel brands, will today mark the official opening of the Maldron Hotel South Mall in Cork City Centre. It has been an active six-month period at the Hotel and staff are looking forward to what looks like a very busy summer. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, TD will officially open the hotel this afternoon alongside General Manager Robert McCarthy and Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group plc, John Hennessy.

Opened in December 2018, the Hotel is situated in the heart of Cork city’s business and shopping district. Once the old fire brigade offices and School of Anatomy for UCC. Dalata invested €34 million in the development of the new hotel which has brought a new lease of life to the South Mall and Parnell Place. Over 100 new jobs have been created at Maldron Hotel South Mall. Many of these new employees will participate in Dalata’s exciting development programmes which will enhance their careers. The four-star hotel boasts 163 bedrooms, a bar, two restaurants and five state of the art meeting rooms to cater for both leisure and business guests. The extensive ground floor is home to Red Bean Roastery, a unique offering from Dalata’s own coffee brand and prepared by expert baristas. The hotel is another excellent addition to Dalata’s portfolio in Cork which also includes; Maldron Hotel Shandon, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs and Clayton Hotel Cork City. Robert McCarthy, General Manager of Maldron South Mall said: “Today is a very special day for the team here at the Maldron South Mall and 2019 has been a busy year so far. Our primary focus has been on delivering top class service to guests and ensuring they enjoy a genuine Cork experience. The South Mall has been the epicentre of commerce in Cork historically and we take huge pride in being the new addition to the street and the community.” John Hennessy, Chairman of Dalata Hotel Group commented: “The Maldron Hotel South Mall is an excellent addition to our portfolio of Maldron hotels across Ireland and further strengthens our position in Cork, adding to our three already well-established hotels in the county. We have achieved strong occupancy across all hotels and the addition of Maldron South Mall helps increase supply where needed in the city.” Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, TD, said: “I am delighted to be celebrating the official opening of the Maldron Hotel South Mall today. A prime location for Dalata Hotel Group in Cork, a city that will benefit greatly from the addition of an extra 163 Hotel rooms. It is evident that since opening its doors, the Hotel has contributed significantly to the regeneration of the immediate area. The €34 million investment by Dalata Hotel Group and the creation of 100 jobs is an indication of the attractiveness of the city for both business travellers and tourists.”


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