A new chapter in Killashee’s history has begun as the hotel officially joins the FBD Hotels & Resorts family.
The Killashee Hotel, located outside Naas in County Kildare, becomes the sixth hotel in the company’s portfolio of four-star and four-star superior luxury hotels and resorts. Killashee joins The Heritage Hotel in Laois, Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, Faithlegg in Waterford, La Cala and Sunset Beach Club on Spain’s Costa del Sol, in one of Ireland’s leading hotel groups.
The four star Killashee Hotel is well established as a leisure, corporate and wedding destination. Set on 55 acres of historic parkland, beautiful gardens and walkways, the 141-room hotel features an award-winning spa and leisure center with swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool.
FBD Hotels & Resorts has acquired Killashee Hotel from Tetrarch Capital for €25 million and has committed an investment of €1.1 million over the next three months with a total investment of €5 million by 2024.
Immediate plans for Killashee include renovations to the reception and entrance porch areas, The Terrace Restaurant and The Bistro, which will have clearly defined restaurant and bar areas. The Graydon wing and its 70 rooms will be upgraded with new furniture, TVs, Dyson hairdryers and Nespresso machines, contemporary luxuries with classic designs, as part of this first phase.
FBD Hotels & Resorts CEO David Kelly, originally from Kildare, said: “We are delighted to add Killashee Hotel to the FBD Hotels and Resorts portfolio. Killashee Hotel is a successful business with a long standing reputation for excellence. As we embark on this next chapter with Killashee Hotel, we are excited to work with the management team to continuously improve the hotel’s services and offerings. We have short and long term investment plans for the hotel to include investments in the business, its infrastructure and its employees. We are confident that these investments will enable us to build on Killashee Hotel’s successful reputation, while continuing to maintain the highest standards of hospitality in the future.
FBD Hotels & Resorts is owned by a farmer-owned investment company, Farmer Business Developments Plc. Based in Ireland, FBD Hotels & Resorts employs 900 people across its portfolio of hotels and resorts. The acquisition of Killashee Hotel sees an additional 300 people join the group as the company maintains full employment at Hotel Kildare. The addition of Killashee Hotel brings the number of hotel rooms in the group’s portfolio to 1,078.